Contests: No Entry Fee Required!
Interested in seeing your work published in a national magazine but unable to break into the market? Try stepping in through the back door. Win a contest!
Many national magazines offer writing contests that offer cash prizes and possible publication. Even if you don’t win or place, you’re still ahead of the game. After all, you’ll have a polished story, submission-ready for another market.
Check out these short story contests, but hurry. The deadlines are coming up fast:
- Good Housekeeping: The winner receives $3,000.00 and possible publication in the May 2012 issue. Two runners up will be awarded $750.00 each and possible publication. Not too shabby. Go HERE for guidelines.
- Family Circle: The winner receives $750.00 and other prizes worth a total of $1,562.00, as well as possible publication. Also, you may enter two separate short stories for consideration. That’s something you don’t see very often. There will be three runners up who will also receive cash and prizes. Go HERE for guidelines.
Did I mention that neither of these contests require an entry fee? That’s right, buttercup. They don’t want your money, just your brilliant tales of fiction.
So what are you waiting for? Polish up your best short stories and send them in. Someone has to win. Why not you or me?
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