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Writer's Digest Your Story Competition 26

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About

Every other month, Writer’s Digest presents a creative challenge for fun. We’ll provide a short, open-ended prompt. In turn, you’ll submit a short story based on that prompt. The winner will receive publication in an upcoming issue of Writer’s Digest.

Important: Word limits vary. Check prompts and details before submitting.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Media & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 6 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 6 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words).
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2021
Last Checked: 05 Dec 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 17 Jun 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 09 Sep 2005

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.