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Meet the Holiday Short Story Contest Judges

By |October 20th, 2014|

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 [...]

Short Story Series: Lyrical writing

By |October 20th, 2014|

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: Concise and Compact

By |October 14th, 2014|

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 [...]

Revealed: Mystery Short Story Contest Judges

By |October 8th, 2014|

  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. [...]

Short Story Series: Write Without a Clear Destination

By |September 29th, 2014|

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 [...]

DigiWriting Announces Call for Submissions!

By |September 16th, 2014|

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have launched their second joint Short Story Contest to authors worldwide with a chance to submit an original, unpublished mystery or short story between 1500-2500 words.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 [...]

Short Story Series: Read, Read, Read

By |September 15th, 2014|

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: Introduction

By |September 8th, 2014|

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 [...]

Romance Short Story Contest Launches Dream Career

By |September 6th, 2014|

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 Results

By |August 21st, 2014|

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 [...]

New Goodreads Group: Short Story Connect

By |July 9th, 2014|

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 [...]

Meet the Judges for our Romance Short Story Contest

By |June 27th, 2014|

Romancing the Story Contest: Feature Profiles on our five Judges Wondering who will be reading and reviewing your Romance Short Stories? These five experienced judges can't wait to dig into your work! Remember to submit your story by the extended deadline of July 14, 2014, for these authors and literary critics to read your work. Denise Sutton Denise [...]