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WU!’s 2021 Short Story Contest

A reminder!

Writers Unite!’s 2021 Short Story Contest Is underway!

We are one month into submissions for the WU! Short Story Contest! and stories are coming in!

Courage is the theme!

Check out the details below and start writing!

Deadline May 31, 2021

Submissions

Open Now

Deadline

Monday, May 31, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET

Genre

Open

Theme

Courage

Entry Requirement

Must be a follower of Writers Unite! on Web https://writersuniteweb.wordpress.com/(Click on Follow or join via email.)

Prize

$50.00 Amazon Gift Card

Description

Write a fiction story based on the theme “Courage.”

Word Count

3000 maximum  (1000 minimum)

Contact Information

Writers Unite!: writersunite16@gmail.com

Website

https://writersuniteweb.wordpress.com/

Guidelines

  • Contributors’ work must be original and not posted on any website, social media site, magazine, or traditionally or self-published. No exceptions.
  • Word count must not exceed 3000 words (minimum 1000 words).
  • Story must be fiction and rated G, PG, or R. (No excessive gore or erotica.)
  • Only one submission per author.
  • Stories submitted via email at writersunite16@gmail.com
    Subject Line: “2021 Short Story Contest.”
  • Submissions deadline May 31, 2021 11:59 p.m. E.T.
  • A panel of three experienced authors will judge the stories anonymously.
  • One winner announced on August 01, 2021.
  • Grand Prize:  $50.00 Amazon Gift Card.
  • Winner and top ten runners-up featured on the Writers Unite! blog.

Formatting the Manuscript

  • Document: MS Word.docx or Google doc
  • Font: 12-point Times New Roman or Courier 
  • Visual: Black text on white background
  • Margins: One-inch margins and one-half-inch first-line indents
  • Paragraphs: Set to double-spaced, zero lines before/after
  • Spacing: Left justified with consistent one-space spacing between sentences
  • Name/Word Count: Single-spaced true identity and word count in top right of first page
  • Title: Centered title, about one-third down first page
  • Byline: Centered one double-space after title 
  • Main Text: Begin text two double-spaces below byline
  • Header: Name / Title / Pg.# on pages 2 and above
  • Dialogue: Must be enclosed in quotation marks
  • End of Text: Place <end> after last line

Printable copy of Guidelines

Welcome to Writers Unite!’s 2021 Short Story Contest

Writers Unite!’s 2021 Short Story Contest

Submissions

Open Now

Deadline

Monday, May 31, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET

Genre

Open

Theme

Courage

Entry Requirement

Must be a follower of Writers Unite! on Web https://writersuniteweb.wordpress.com/  (Click on Follow or join via email.)

Prize

$50.00 Amazon Gift Card

Description

Write a fiction story based on the theme “Courage.”

Word Count

3000 maximum  (1000 minimum)

Contact Information

Writers Unite!: writersunite16@gmail.com

Website

https://writersuniteweb.wordpress.com/

Guidelines

  • Contributors’ work must be original and not posted on any website, social media site, magazine, or traditionally or self-published. No exceptions.
  • Word count must not exceed 3000 words (minimum 1000 words).
  • Story must be fiction and rated G, PG, or R. (No excessive gore or erotica.)
  • Only one submission per author.
  • Stories submitted via email at writersunite16@gmail.com
    Subject Line: “2021 Short Story Contest.”
  • Submissions deadline May 31, 2021 11:59 p.m. E.T.
  • A panel of three experienced authors will judge the stories anonymously.
  • One winner announced on August 01, 2021.
  • Grand Prize:  $50.00 Amazon Gift Card.
  • Winner and top ten runners-up featured on the Writers Unite! blog.

Formatting the Manuscript

  • Document: MS Word.docx or Google doc
  • Font: 12-point Times New Roman or Courier 
  • Visual: Black text on white background
  • Margins: One-inch margins and one-half-inch first-line indents
  • Paragraphs: Set to double-spaced, zero lines before/after
  • Spacing: Left justified with consistent one-space spacing between sentences
  • Name/Word Count: Single-spaced true identity and word count in top right of first page
  • Title: Centered title, about one-third down first page
  • Byline: Centered one double-space after title 
  • Main Text: Begin text two double-spaces below byline
  • Header: Name / Title / Pg.# on pages 2 and above
  • Dialogue: Must be enclosed in quotation marks
  • End of Text: Place <end> after last line
Printable copy of Guidelines

2021 Short Story Contest

Deborah Ratliff: Radio Interview “Dr. Paul’s Family Talk”

Host Dr. Paul Reeves asked me back on the “Dr. Paul Family Talk” radio show this morning to discuss the phenomenal growth of the Facebook writing group, Writers Unite! and discuss our new blog, “Writers Unite!”  We also discussed the upcoming Writers Unite! Short Story Contest which will launch in January 2017.

When I first appeared on Paul’s show in July 2016, our Facebook page membership was just over 6,000. Today, November 28, 2016, we reached over 20,000 members.  An amazing accomplishment for a writing group barely a year old.

Here is a link to my interview. Hope you enjoy!

(https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/pwr/episodes/2016-11-28T13_43_14-08_00)

“Dr. Paul’s Family Talk” airs live each week on WNZK, 690AM, in the Detroit area from 11:00 a.m. – Noon Eastern Time. The show is also live streamed on Tunein.

 http://tunein.com/radio/WNZK-690-s21615/