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Contests: Writers Digest

By Gillespie and Queen

Writer's Digest 5th Annual Short Short Story Competition


All manuscripts must be in English, original, unpublished and 1,500 words or less. There is a $12 entrance fee. All entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2004.

1st -- $3,000
2nd -- $1,500
3rd -- $500
4th to 10th -- $100
11th to 25th -- $50 gift certificate for Writer's Digest Books

Please see the web page for complete rules and entry forms.


12th Annual Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Awards


All entries must be published or revised and reprinted in 2002, 2003 or 2004. (Writer's Digest may require proof from semi-finalists.) No photocopied or handwritten books will be accepted. Entrants must send a printed and bound self-published book.

Books can be entered in nine categories, including literary fiction, genre fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

The deadline is December 15, 2004.


  • Grand Prize -- $3,000 cash and book promotion in Writer's Digest and Publisher's Weekly
  • First Place (9 awarded) -- $500 cash and book promotion in Writer's Digest
  • Honorable mentions will be awarded.

Entry fee: $100

Please see the web page for complete guidelines and entry forms.


In-house contests running currently

Ghost stories, closing date is this Wednesday, October 27, 2004. Ten thousand words or less, fiction or non-fiction. Ghosts are encouraged, but any horror topics will work. More info.

Darklight anti-fanfic, running now through Jan 31, 2005. Retell the terrible sci-fi channel movie to share among fellow (anti)fans or come up with an original idea based on the demoness Lilith for possible publication in the Press. More info.


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Published on 2004-10-23
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