Thursday, May 27, 2010

Amazing Short Fiction Contest from The Write Helper

My friend Amy Harke-Moore over at the Write Helper has an Amazing Short Fiction Contest going on until the end of July. For a $5 fee (per story, up to three) entrants have a chance to win $100, $50, or $25. Entries also receive a free critique, if requested. Optional line edits are also available for a small fee. Amazing!

In addition to all the extras Amy offers in her contest, what, you may ask, is an amazing story? According to the Write Helper website, an amazing story grabs at the throat, tugs at the heart strings, uses beautiful words with a lyrical quality, and is told by a master storyteller.

Word limit is 4,000. The contest deadline is July 31.

For complete details, visit the Write Helper website.

Full disclosure: Amy and I have been friends for over a dozen years, since we met at a critique group called Liars Ink in St. Peters, MO. We now belong to different critique groups, but we are founding members (along with Margo Dill, Lou Turner and David Lee Kirkland) of Saturday Writers. Amy is an award-winning and a multi-published writer whose work has appeared in The Writer, The MacGuffin, Chicago Quarterly Review, Grit, Permafrost, and others.

So, if you have an amazing story or can write one by July 31, here's your chance. Good luck!


  1. Thanks, Donna. You post "good stuff" for us! I love the name Liars Ink. It always sounds like you people in that area are busy, productive and doing interesting things. I wish I lived closer, but in the meantime,I will follow from afar!

  2. Hi Bookie,
    Thanks. Maybe you can come visit this way some time. The MWG conference is here next year.

  3. Hi Donna! Won't be at SW this month as I'm out of town. Hope you have a great weekend!


  4. Aw, thanks, Donna! I'm so blessed to have you as a friend! Have fun at the SW meeting tomorrow. I can't make it as we're going on vacation leaving Sunday--so much to do!

  5. Hi Pat and Amy,
    We missed you both. It was an inspiring meeting.


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