After many helpful suggestions in the comments of last week's post on where to submit a short story, I met a fellow aspiring author on Twitter who informed me that she is having a short story contest on her blog. Today, Tuesday, is the deadline. Hustle on over there if you'd like a chance to enter.
Then I remembered Cheerios, along with Simon & Schuster, sponsor a short children's story contest every year. It's for aspiring authors who have never been published, and the deadline isn't until July 15th.
Then I Googled short story contest *why I didn't think of this before, I don't know* and came up with these...
Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition (deadline passed, but plan for next year)
Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition (deadline June 1)
Boston Review Short Story Contest (deadline Oct. 1)
Do you know of any other short story contests?
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