Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Short Story Contests

Well, I'm still editing, so not a lot to report on the writing front. AUC is down into the 95K range, so a quarter of the way to my goal (80K) and I'm 73 pages into 317 (about a quarter!) I'd say that's right on track, though it's really strange to think of my goal as shrinking wordcount after all the time spent increasing wordcount.

Anywhoozle, on to the point of this post. I have been searching for reputable short story contests and have turned up very little. Perhaps I'm not searching in the right places, so I beseech you. If you know to where I may turn, let a girl know, all right? Please note: I write popular fiction (horror, fantasy, YA), not literary fiction so that will have some effects on what contests my work would work for.

And while you're here, feel free to share your short story successes or troubles.



Lady Glamis said...

I don't have any suggestions for you as I neither write those genres or participate in contests at the moment. If I were you I would post this question in a forum on CC. One of the public forums if you can. You should get a lot of response there.

Davin Malasarn said...

Have you heard of a website called Duotrope? It's a database of journals that you can search through, and the nice thing is that you can specify your genre up front. There may even be a button for contests, but I'm a cheapskate, so I don't do many of them! But, check out www.duotrope.com.


Anette J Kres said...

Thanks Davin, I've never see it before, but that site looks swell. Very helpful.