Sunday, January 5, 2014

Submission Opportunity: Reader's Digest 100-Word True Story Contest

Looking for  an opportunity to win big in 2014?

Reader's Digest is featuring a 100-Word True Story Contest.

Here's what the judges and sponsors are looking for: "In 100 words or fewer, tell us a true story about you. One grand-prize winner will receive $5,000 and have his or her story published in our June issue. One runner-up winner will receive $500, and six finalists will receive $100 each."

Read more:

* The entry must not be lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous or otherwise inappropriate or objectionable, as determined by the Judges and/or Sponsor in their sole and absolute discretion.

* Entry period begins at 12:00 p.m. on 1/14/2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 3/14/2014 Eastern time.

NOTE: Thanks to Cleve Sylcox for sharing a link to the contest on the St. Charles Writers blog.

Good luck if you enter!


  1. Thanks, Donna, Will try to check this out. Right now, it is teapot and novel in 6 inches of blowing snow....that I think is headed your way!

  2. Hi Claudia,

    Enjoy your tea!

    It's freezing and snowing here, too. Brrr. I just baked some chocolate chip cookies for the grandkids and Walt has a pot of ham and beans in the crockpot. We'll be staying inside all day.

  3. Thanks Donna! Stay warm and safe!

  4. Donna--Thanks for the link. I don't have a brr--brr--brr brilliant idea, but I will think about it. (It's freezing out there.)

  5. Thank you for your generosity. I've eaten ten pounds of junk today.

  6. Hey Donna, thanks for passing this along. Hope your new year is starting out fabulous and you are staying warm!

  7. 100 words! That's next to impossible! Thanks for the link. I might give it a whirl.

    See that message I just wrote? That's 16% of the words we're allowed!

  8. Thanks for passing this along! Hope you enjoy your cookies and your time with the grandkids!

  9. It keeps telling me the page is not available! Wonder if I'm doing something wrong?

  10. Stay warm, Donna!

    Critter Alley

  11. Hi All,

    When I first posted this the link t the contest information was live, but now it is not. I'm hoping it's just because the contest hasn't opened yet and the RD folks shut it down until it officially opens.

    All I can say is keep trying.

  12. Thanks so much for the info, Donna! Hope you and your gang are staying warm! Wishing you a belated Happy New Year! :)

  13. I hope it shows up, but then again, Donna, if I can't write anything lewd or libelous or otherwise inappropriate--well, that leaves out most of my life stories. :-)

  14. Thanks, Donna. I will definitely check this out.

  15. Hi Karen,
    You are welcome. Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Hi Cathy,
    Aww. I bet you have a story or two that's not lewd or libelous or otherwise inappropriate.

    Hi Janet,
    You're welcome. Hope the site is back up soon, and good luck if you enter.

  16. Thanks, Donna. I may have something! Oh wait, it said it couldn't be lewd. I'll have to think of something else! (kidding).

  17. Thanks Donna, for the links and the info. This is definitely going on my to-do list!

  18. Thanks so much Donna for this information! I will look at it when the contest opens.


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