Short fiction Writing Contests

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Don't miss out on any more opportunities for writing. Short story contests, writing fellowships, and residency grants are great vehicles to push your writing ahead. They are also great resume boosters, opening the door to writing-related professions in teaching and publishing. But most importantly, they enable writers to gain valuable experience in the publishing process, compelling them to prepare their work with specific readers and requirements in mind.

You might also check out articles on this site on how to publish your short stories - and how to know if you're even ready to publish.

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Ten-year-old from Harpenden wins prize in a national writing contest  — St Albans & Harpenden Review
A ten-year-old from Harpenden has won a prize in a national contest designed to find the best young writers. Susanna Tredinnick said she had to pinch herself when she was announced winner at the Wicked Young Writers' Award held in London.