Short News: Odds & Ends From the World of Short Fiction

Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers – “Writing short stories means beginning as close to the conclusion as possible, and grabbing the reader in the very first moments. Conserve characters and scenes, typically by focusing on just one conflict. Drive towards a sudden, unexpected revelation.”

The Tony Hillerman Prize & Hillerman Short Story Contest – “What we are looking for: Your best mystery short story, set primarily in New Mexico. We’re seeking compelling, original, well-written stories that have not been previously published.”

The Short Story Website – “Welcome to Story, the campaign to celebrate the short story. We believe that the short story is one of the most exciting and important literary forms, that can and should reach the widest possible readership. We believe that the short story matters.”

Announcing the First Absolute Write Speculative Fiction Short Story Anthology! – “We’re looking for a few great (short) stories…”

Crashtest – “Crashtest is a magazine by and for high school students. If you are currently a student in grades nine through twelve, we want to hear from you.”

How to Take Your Short Stories to the Next Level – “I decided to round up several excellent articles on writing short stories. From an interview with one of the top short story writers of today to plot advice to how to sell short fiction, these articles will help you take your stories to the next level.”

A YA anthology of Japan-related fiction to support teens affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 – Deadline is Agust 15.

One thought on “Short News: Odds & Ends From the World of Short Fiction

  1. Madeleine Swann August 30, 2011 / 9:22 am

    I’m a freelance writer and I’ve just come across this blog and it seems brilliant, how do I become more involved? Are all the postings just by one person? Amazon’s having a sale of a book that has one of my short stories in it, would it be alright to send anyone the link?


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