Short Story Writing Contest 2013

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Angie’s Diary is proud to present its first
Annual Short Story Writing Contest 2013

What’s special and different about this contest?

1st PRIZE:
▪ US$ 1,000.00 cash money!*

▪ One year VIP account (value: US$ 99.95) +
▪ Book of the Week publication (value: US$ 99.95) +
▪ 1 month book advertisement (rotating) on inner pages (value: US$ 49.95)

▪ Three months VIP account (value: US$ 27.50) +
▪ Book of the Week publication (value: US$ 99.95) +
▪ 1 month book advertisement (rotating) on inner pages (value: US$ 49.95)

It’s FREE!
▪ Unlike most renowned contests, we don’t charge an entry fee, this first year


① Deadline: December 31st 2013
② All genres are accepted, and your submission will be public, for every visitor to read, comment, and rate
③ Submit your short story to theShort Story Contest 2013″ category in order to participate in this contest
④ There is no limit to the number of submissions per contestant
⑤ Your entry must be original, in English, unpublished and unproduced, not accepted by any other publisher or producer at the time of submission
⑥ The maximum word-count per story is 4000. Although this is not an absolute condition, we recommend you adhere to this

The winner will be announced in January 2014
Good luck to you all, and enjoy the contest!

*   We will transfer the prize money to your PayPal account (yes, you DO need one, in case you win)

Short Story Writing Contest 2013 was last modified: July 27th, 2016 by Angie
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27 Responses to "Short Story Writing Contest 2013"

  1. Andrew J. Sacks  Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 19:47

    A great new tradition started!

  2. Angie  Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11:46

    Thank you, dear Andrew,
    With a little help from my friends, this might well become a great new tradition.
    I hope your students may find this interesting too. After all, money talks…

  3. Pat Gitt  Friday, July 26, 2013 at 22:56

    Congratulations on your First Annual Short Story Writing Contest. Your continuing efforts to showcase and support authors is greatly appreciated.

  4. Ishmael Brathwaite  Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 7:03

    So just to recap; totally free, a chance to win $1000, I can enter as many of my stories as I like.

    There is an old Barbadian (Bajan) saying, “Ya could could or ya don’t could, but ya gotta could”.

    Thanks Angie, this is a great idea / opportunity.

  5. Angie  Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 14:46

    Thank you Pat – great to hear from you!
    Feedback from friends like you make it all worthwhile.

  6. Angie  Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 14:49

    Dear Ishmael,
    I couldn’t have made a better (nor shorter) recap myself – Cheers.
    BTW: Love the Bajan saying!

  7. Gianluca De Sanctis  Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 16:46

    Grazie – Thank you, Angie for this dazzlingly new enticement. I stand in awe for all the new enrichments you and your staff implement on your diary, seemingly effortlessly.

    Now we have no choice but to start submitting our best efforts in storytelling.

  8. Daphne Shapiro  Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 16:57

    You are right, Gianluca, now we don’t have any excuse left to put it off any longer 🙂

  9. Jack Eason  Monday, July 29, 2013 at 14:14

    Then you had better get busy Daphne, I’ve already contributed two – one story for small children, the other a humorous dog story. 🙂

  10. Pat Bertram  Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 3:43

    Can the stories have been previously published, or do they have to exclusive to Angie’s Diary?

  11. Angie  Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 10:14

    Good point, Pat!
    We realized we didn’t make that sufficiently clear – as a result we have expanded our rules above to address your question.

  12. Crystal Schall  Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 9:13

    Very interesting. I hope I can get to the 250 Florin mark so I can enter. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. Like I always say, money is always a great gift/prize. It’s always the right color and size, and no long waits for returns 😀

  13. Daphne Shapiro  Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 15:36

    Hi, Crystal, I agree, there’s nothing like a money prize, especially if you win 🙂
    I understand that you can enter NOW, and “work” your way up to the 250 mark during the coming four months, up to the deadline of December first.
    Cheers, DS

  14. Biola Olatunde  Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 21:51

    I am going to start posting my short stories from now on Angie without prejudice to a need to wake up to my other regular posting. I am in between writings now so my brain should be clear now.

  15. Paula Boer  Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 3:06

    Do story entries count as posts and therefore earn florins?

  16. Gianluca De Sanctis  Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10:09

    Yes, story entries = posts, and earn 5 florins each.
    But there are even faster ways to earn florins:
    It’s all there, Cheers.

  17. Nancy Duci Denofio  Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 18:09

    How can anyone pass this up, no fee, and as I stated, only pluses. To be involved with Angie’s Diary is a blessing – one doesn’t know this until they have experienced her honesty, talent, and dedication to you the writer. . .So why not enter the short story contest, and read about all the free perks. Do it today.

    Angie, creativity flows through your blood – as water from a spring. XO

  18. Bartemans  Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 13:42

    We are hesitant about extending the deadline, as (potential) participants might wait even longer to post their entry… 🙂

  19. Carla Rosselini  Friday, September 27, 2013 at 17:58

    I’m infinitely grateful for all your initiatives to further authors of our community!
    Professional AND aspiring, like myself.
    Amore, Angie

  20. Paul Collins  Friday, October 18, 2013 at 4:21

    I am trying to figure out how to apply.

  21. Angie  Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:37

    Dear Paul,

    You do not need to apply in order to participate in the contest.
    Just post your story in the category of “Short Story Contest 2013′ 😀


  22. Kristin Fouquet  Friday, November 22, 2013 at 19:30

    Thanks for clarifying with #5. I hope to enter a new story before the deadline.

  23. Angie  Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11:48

    Dear Friends & Colleagues,

    In response to questions on several social networks about this and future contests:

    This is the first year we hold this competition, and the magazine puts up the prize money of $1000.

    In 2014 we plan to do a ‘prize pool’ that will determine the height of the money prize – every (paid) entry will increase the final prize – shown on the sidebar of the homepage. We still have to decide on an acceptable entry fee – suggestions are welcome.

    All my best,

  24. ElenaD  Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 19:56

    Hi, Angie! Thank you for having a Short Story Contest. I am planning on entering a story forthwith.

  25. ElenaD  Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 20:23

    Is this where I post my Short Story for the Contest?

    • Angie  Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 11:16

      Dear Elena,

      Simply click on the red banner above, where it says: Post your story under the Category: ‘Short Story Contest 2013.′
      If you are not logged in, you will see a login screen first.


  26. ccrlygrl123  Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 14:58

    Thanks for doing this. I have many, many readers combing through the site looking for my entry. I hope to see it posted soon as this is a hungry bunch of readers!


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