The Great Break Short Story Contest

23 March 2016

As you already know, The Writer encourages all of our readers to practice their craft and put their stories in front of the eyes of as many people as possible.

The biggest advice to any writer is to keep writing, and to help you do that, we’ll be hosting writing contests across every genre. From time to time, we’ll team up with our esteemed colleagues in the industry to up the ante (and prizes).

Contests have always been a vital part of the writing world, giving writers the chance to have their work reviewed by editors and possibly published. Literary journals, universities and even The Writer regularly host contests, helping authors gain exposure and hone their craft. And sometimes even win some money.

Choose your inspiration, submit before the deadline and, as always, keep writing.

1603 TW Contest_400x400The Great Break Short Story Contest

Hosted by The Writer magazine

I need a break.

I broke through.

Don’t break my heart. 

Those are the breaks.

Break out! 

It’s time for your Big Break in the short story form. Frame a short story using any nuance, definition or understanding of the word “break.” Write 2,000 words of fiction and submit it to The Writer by April 25, 2016.

Heidi Pitlor, editor of The Best American Short Stories series and author of the novelThe Daylight Marriage, will judge the winning entries.

It’s time you had a break.

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