Meet the Holiday Short Story Contest Judges

2019-02-22T21:09:08-04:00

Three Judges a'Reading Excited to learn who will be reading your Holiday-themed Short Stories? These three experienced authors and literary critics can't wait to dig into your work! Don't forget: the deadline to submit your short story is  November 3, 2014. Full Holiday Contest details here. Vanessa Grant Vanessa Grant is the author of over [...]

Meet the Holiday Short Story Contest Judges2019-02-22T21:09:08-04:00

Short Story Series: Lyrical writing

2019-02-22T21:09:09-04:00

Discovering Greatness in Smallness: Part 6 This is the sixth blog in the weekly 15-part Discovering the Greatness in Smallness: 15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers series by Susanne Carter. Quality 6: Great short story writers are also poets.   “Lyrical prose makes the words sing, doesn’t it?”-- Silvia Villalobos   When American Indian, Sherman Alexie, began writing during his [...]

Short Story Series: Lyrical writing2019-02-22T21:09:09-04:00

Short Story Series: Concise and Compact

2019-02-22T21:09:09-04:00

Discovering Greatness in Smallness: Part 5 This is the fifth blog in the weekly 15-part Discovering the Greatness in Smallness: 15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers series by Susanne Carter. Quality 5: Great short story writers are concise. Get in, get out.  Don’t linger. Go on.—Raymond Carver The best short stories are tightly constructed and compacted.  They are both [...]

Short Story Series: Concise and Compact2019-02-22T21:09:09-04:00

Revealed: Mystery Short Story Contest Judges

2019-02-22T21:09:09-04:00

  Judges Uncovered: Feature Profiles of our Mystery Panel Wondering who will be reading and reviewing your Mystery Short Stories? These three experienced judges can’t wait to dig into your work! Remember to submit your story by November 3, 2014 for these authors and literary critics to read your work. Full Mystery Contest Details here. [...]

Revealed: Mystery Short Story Contest Judges2019-02-22T21:09:09-04:00

Short Story Series: Write Without a Clear Destination

2019-02-22T21:09:10-04:00

Discovering Greatness in Smallness: Part 3 This is the third blog in the weekly 15-part Discovering the Greatness in Smallness:  15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers series by Susanne Carter. Quality 3: Great short story writers don’t plan their stories--they just let their stories flow. “I just kind of feel (the story) out like a [...]

Short Story Series: Write Without a Clear Destination2019-02-22T21:09:10-04:00

DigiWriting Announces Call for Submissions!

2019-02-22T21:09:11-04:00

DigiWriting Launches Two Short Story Contests DigiWriting and Blue Moon Publishers have launched their second joint Short Story Contest to authors worldwide with a chance to submit an original, unpublished mystery or short story between 1500-2500 words.   Mystery/Thriller Short Story Contest Inspired by the tales of Dan Brown, Gillian Flynn, James Patterson, or Lee Child?  Do you [...]

DigiWriting Announces Call for Submissions!2019-02-22T21:09:11-04:00

Short Story Series: Read, Read, Read

2019-02-22T21:09:11-04:00

Discovering Greatness in Smallness: Part 1 This is the first blog in the weekly 15-part Discovering the Greatness in Smallness: 15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers series by Susanne Carter. Quality 1: Great short story writers read, read, read. “Reading. That was the sport I was good at.” – George R.R. Martin Great short [...]

Short Story Series: Read, Read, Read2019-02-22T21:09:11-04:00

Short Story Series: Introduction

2019-02-22T21:09:11-04:00

Discovering Greatness in Smallness: 15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers By: Susanne Carter Introduction In his wonderful essay "The Ambition of the Short Story," Steven Millhauser writes that here in America where size equals power, ”the novel is the Wal-Mart, the Incredible Hulk, the jumbo jet of literature.” The short story, mindful of its [...]

Short Story Series: Introduction2019-02-22T21:09:11-04:00

Romance Short Story Contest Launches Dream Career

2019-02-22T21:09:11-04:00

Jaime Lee Mann's selfie upon hearing she was the Short Story Contest winner! One Writer's Experience in winning the Romancing the Story Contest By: Jamie Lee Mann A couple of months ago, a dear friend encouraged me to enter a short story contest. I laughed it off at first. I hadn't written a [...]

Romance Short Story Contest Launches Dream Career2019-02-22T21:09:11-04:00

Romance Short Story Contest Results

2019-02-22T21:09:12-04:00

Romancing the Story Winners and Anthology Publication By: Christine Szarmes, Editor A big thank you to all writers that submitted to the Romancing the Story Contest; we received some excellent stories from very talented writers. It is your work that is the driving force for all that we do. We are excited to announce that [...]

Romance Short Story Contest Results2019-02-22T21:09:12-04:00

New Goodreads Group: Short Story Connect

2019-02-22T21:09:14-04:00

Short Stories: Small word count, BIG impact. DigiWriting has created Short Story Connect on Goodreads as authors and readers need a hub strong enough to support the power of the short story. If you read, talk, or write short stories, join us and share the word – there is something here for everyone. Discover New [...]

New Goodreads Group: Short Story Connect2019-02-22T21:09:14-04:00