A Free and Easy Writing Contest


Author’s Note: I am in no way, shape, or form affiliated with Writer’s Digest. I simply heard about this contest and thought it would be nice to pass it along.

Writer’s Digest Magazine is having a free contest with prizes. If that grabbed your attention (and why wouldn’t it?), let me tell you more about it. The Shortest Short Story Contest is going on now through October 31, and it’s ridiculously easy to enter. There is no fee and no real time commitment. All you have to do to participate in the contest is what follows:

Write a story in 132 characters (or fewer) and post to Twitter with the hashtag #SSStory (the hashtag is where those final 8 characters go) so we can track it.


Write a story in 140 characters and post it to this blog (bonus of posting to the blog is you get an extra 8 characters! — But I will count to make sure you stay within the character count)

It’s that simple! Hard to believe, but that’s all there is to it. I’ve already entered. What are you waiting for?


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