Short Story Writing Contest 2013


Short Story Writing Contest 2013


Short Story Writing Contest 2013

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

What’s special and different about this contest?


▪ 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⑤ Your entry must be original, in English, unpublished and unproduced, not accepted by any other publisher or producer at the time of submission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)

  1. Avatar of Andrew J. Sacks
    Andrew J. Sacks says

    A great new tradition started!

  2. Avatar of Angelica Pastorelli
    Angelica Pastorelli says

    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. Avatar of Patricia Gitt
    Patricia Gitt says

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

  4. Avatar of Ishmael Brathwaite
    Ishmael Brathwaite says

    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. Avatar of Angelica Pastorelli
    Angelica Pastorelli says

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

  6. Avatar of Angelica Pastorelli
    Angelica Pastorelli says

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

  7. Avatar of Gianluca De Sanctis
    Gianluca De Sanctis says

    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. Avatar of Daphne Shapiro
    Daphne Shapiro says

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

  9. Avatar of Jack Eason
    Jack Eason says

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

  10. Avatar of Pat Bertram
    Pat Bertram says

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

  11. Avatar of Angelica Pastorelli
    Angelica Pastorelli says

    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. Avatar of Crystal Schall
    Crystal Schall says

    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. Avatar of Daphne Shapiro
    Daphne Shapiro says

    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. Avatar of Biola Olatunde
    Biola Olatunde says

    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. Avatar of Paula Boer
    Paula Boer says

    Do story entries count as posts and therefore earn florins?

  16. Avatar of Gianluca De Sanctis
    Gianluca De Sanctis says

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

  17. Avatar of Nancy Duci Denofio
    Nancy Duci Denofio says

    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. Avatar of Bart
    Bart says

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

  19. Avatar of Carla Rosselini
    Carla Rosselini says

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

  20. Avatar of Paul Collins
    Paul Collins says

    I am trying to figure out how to apply.

  21. Avatar of Angelica Pastorelli
    Angelica Pastorelli says

    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. Avatar of Kristin Fouquet
    Kristin Fouquet says

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

  23. Avatar of Angelica Pastorelli
    Angelica Pastorelli says

    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. Avatar of ElenaD
    ElenaD says

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

  25. Avatar of ElenaD
    ElenaD says

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

    1. Avatar of Angelica Pastorelli
      Angelica Pastorelli says

      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. Avatar of ccrlygrl123
    ccrlygrl123 says

    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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