Writing contests provide a great way to showcase your talents to clients and publishers. If you are a fiction writer then you may wish to take part in some short story contests. When applying for a short story contest make sure you know the guidelines. Many short story contests require that you pay an entry fee. It is this entry fee that is paid out to the winners of the short story contest.
Here are some of the best short story contests on offer at the minute:-
Free short story contest and poetry contest - entry here is free and gives you an opportunity to showcase your talents. If you are one of the top 20 writers then your works will be selected and published in a book. There is no cash prize here.
If you want to win some cash for your short story entries then it is necessary to pay a small fee. Generally the higher the fee the higher the cash prize for the writing contest.
100 word short story contest- Entry fee is $15, and the winner of this short story contest will receive $500, second place gets $200 and third place gets $100. They are accepting 'whimsy, allegory, mystery, romance, fable, humor, love, fantasy, even horror'. They dont even mind if you write in different tenses. Entry, closing date is the 14th May 2009.
Poetry, short story, essay writing contest - Entry fee is $10, and the winner walks away with $300, with second place taking home $150 and third gaining $50. This contest is entitled For the love on nature, and the closing date is 14th May 2009.
Try your luck at a short story contest, what have you got to lose. You never know you may win one of the short story contests on offer.