I spent some time today sifting through the mulitude of short story competitions available online. I was looking for something that was relatively cheap to enter (none of this $25 to submit a 500 word story stuff!), that had a deadline relatively soon (Aug/Sept), had a word count somewhere below 5000 words (preferably even lower than that) and most importantly caught my interest (good topics, genres, bizzare word counts – whatever).
As I collated the best of these short story contests I thought that some of my online writer friends may also be interested so I thought I would list them here for you all to check out. I have listed my favourite 5 contests below. This list is not definitive but I think the contests sound great. I will not be entering them all (if only I had that much time on my hands!) but hopefully I will get to enter a couple.
I hope you find it useful.
This is also a check-in for ROW80 – I’ll make it short and sweet!
My word counts the last few days are below (I have lost count of what day we are up to so from now on I will have to use the day of the week!) 🙂
Mon – 568 (total 21728)
Tues – 554 (total 22282)
Wed – 534 (total 22816)
So I have hit my goals (but only just!)
I have been a bit slack on commenting on other blogs (in fact in reading other peoples blogs all together) but the first few days of the week are always busy so I should have some more time over the next few days!
Hope you are all doing well with your goals.