If you like to write short stories - and I mean really short stories - you might consider entering the Lake Regions Art Council's 2014 Six Word Short Story Contest. This is the Minnesota-based LRAC's second annual contest, and the rules are simple: write a short story using six words. You can use any punctuation you want with your six words. Just be creative, have fun, and keep it short! The grand prize winner will be award $500 plus publication and publicity. A second place winner is also announced.
For more information on this short story contest, check out the website at ShortWritingContest.com. Entry deadline is April 30, 2014. Cost is $10 for up to three stories.
For information on other short story contests in and around Minnesota, see last year's post, Spring 2013 Writing Contests for Minnesota Writers. Many of these same contests renewed this year; however, some deadlines have passed, so be sure to check dates.
Good luck to all contestants. And kudos for getting your writing out there!
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