Writing contests are an excellent way to hone your skills and get noticed.
The United Authors Association is a new non-profit writer's organization with the principal goal of improving literacy. Bob Muench says, "We are working with the state prison in Draper to start helping their residents improve their reading and writing skills. We have set up a writing contest for flash fiction and short stories, with prizes totaling $500, and would like to get the word out."
Submission deadline is August 31st and categories include Flash Fiction and Short Story.
Visit the website for more information.
L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest, for which I'm a judge, is an opportunity for new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. Submission deadline is September 30th.
For more information visit the contest page.
So polish up your short writing skills, check out my WritingTips for thoughts on writing short fiction and go win some contests! And then tell me how you did—I want to know!