Posted by: Kathy Temean | November 9, 2010

11th Annual Short Short Story Competition

NEWS FLASH:  San Francisco-based Curtis Brown agent Nathan Bransford announced via his popular writers blog on Friday that he is leaving agenting to work for CNet, where he will help coordinate social media strategy. He says the blog and its forums will continue.

The Writer’s Digest 11th Annual Short Short Story Competition

Looking for fiction that’s bold, brilliant…but brief. Send them your best in 1,500 words or fewer.

But don’t be too long about it—the deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2010.

First Place: $3,000 and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City
Second Place: $1,500
Third Place: $500
Fourth Through Tenth Place: $100
Eleventh Through Twenty-Fifth Place: $50 gift certificate for Writer’s Digest Books

Open to manuscripts of 1,500 words or fewer.

Entries outside the word limitation will be disqualified.

Entry Fee: $20

Click Link to Enter:

* The names and story titles of the First-through Tenth-Place winners will be printed in the May/June 2011 Writer’s Digest, and winners will receive the 2011 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market and Agents, Editors, and You: The Insider’s Guide to Getting Your Book Published. Plus, all First through 25th place winners will receive a free copy of the 11th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection.

Good luck to everyone who submits.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Hmm, I’m going to enter. Why not? Have any kid lit stories ranked in the top 25?

    Wow, big news about Nathan!


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