I never thought I’d write a short story, much less a short-short story.  My creative wrting teacher proved me wrong by assigning a 1-3 page short story.  That’s not a whole lot of words (somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,500).  But I did it and in about 800 words. It was fun and challenging.

Now I’m entering ”Such a Sweet Girl” in the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition. The call for entries asks for fiction that’s bold, brilliant…but brief. Send in your best in 1,500 words or fewer. But don’t be too long about it—the deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2010.

The call for entries asks for fiction that’s bold, brilliant…but brief.

Here’s what you might win for your $20 entry fee:
First Place: $3,000 and a trip to the WD Conference in New York City
Second Place: $1,500
Third Place: $500
Fourth Through Tenth Place: $100
Eleventh Through 25th Place: $50 gift certificate for Writer’s Digest Books

The names and story titles of the First-through Tenth-Place winners will be printed in the May/June 2011 Writer’s Digest, and winners will receive the 2011 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market and Agents, Editors, and You: The Insider’s Guide to Getting Your Book Published. Plus, all First through 25th place winners will receive a free copy of the 11th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection.

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