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December 9, 2013

Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 26

by limebirdvanessa

Welcome to the 26th Edition of our weekly writing competitions and opportunities digest. If you missed the last edition, you can see it here

Last week we featured a 140 character writing contest. One of Limebird’s long term followers, Mayumi, wrote a post on her own blog outlining the process she went through to create her entry for this contest. Read her post here – it might inspire you to have a go too, there’s still time!

If 140 characters is too short for you, then how about going just slightly longer with 100 words? That’s the first one on our list today. Still too short? Ok, well the second and third ones this week are novel writing competitions, how’s that? Too long you say? Goodness, you’re a difficult bunch to please today. Well the final one is a short story competition at 2,200 words. There. Phew.

Wishing you all a good writing week…


Opportunity type – 100 word story competition.
Theme – Not specified.
Word count – 100 words.
Organiser/publisher – Reader’s Digest (the UK version).
Reward – Publication in the May 2014 issue of Reader’s Digest.
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – January 31, 2014.
Link for info – 100 word story submission form.
Notes – Very little info available about the contest on there (that I could find anyway!).


Opportunity type – Novel writing contest (Tony Hillerman Prize).
Theme – Mystery, a serious crime must be at the heart of the story. Main setting for the story must be the Southwestern United States, including at least one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.
Word count – Minimum 220 typewritten pages/approximately 60,000 words.
Organiser/publisher – St Martin’s Press and Wordharvest.
Reward – The winner’s book will be published, and the author will receive a $10,000 advance against royalties.

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