Shorts and short-shorts…Writing Contests

The act of writing is an act of optimism. You would not take the trouble to do it if you felt it didn’t matter.
Edward Albee

If you read my blog regularly you know I love short stories. Reading them and writing them. So when I found this site, an independent publisher that promotes and appreciates the form I had to let you know.

When I was editing the Pikes Peak Writers(PPW) Newsmagazine Fish Publishing graciously allowed us to reprint one of their articles for FREE which is a big deal because PPW is a non-profit.Anyhoo, they just released their 2007 anthology but more importantly they also run some fantastic short story contests.Check out their website, lots of good information for the short story writer and reader. And make sure you look at the prize payouts for winning.

Another short story contest that I just received in the mailbox is Writer’s Digest short-short story contest.And this might be a new one for you but many winners have gone on to fame!! and more importantly publication after winning this contest.Look at the Paul Gillette contest at PPW. Because this is October Submissionathon month, I’ll be posting more places to submit this month than I usually do. If you have any leads please let me know.

Today, plan out your week, find your markets and make a list. It can be overwhelming without a plan for submitting.Now get back to work!


The Writing Nag

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