The Writer 2012 Short Story Contest

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The Writer, in collaboration with Gotham Writers’ Workshop, invites your original, unpublished short stories up to 2,000 words for the 2012 short stort contest.

Entries will be judged based on creativity, sense of story, characterization, and overall quality of writing, including grammar, punctuation and syntax. Writers may submit more than one story, but each story must be accompanied by a separate entry fee. Complete rules and FAQs are available at WriterMag.GothamWriters.com.

Contest prizes:
First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Second prize: $300; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Third prize: $200; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Entry fee: $10 per story submitted. Winners will be notified by e-mail by Aug. 15, 2012

All entries must be submitted online by midnight (EDT) on April 30, 2012.

Complete rules and FAQs are available at WriterMag.GothamWriters.com.

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