Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Writer's Digest One-Sentence Contest

Yesterday I visited a friend's blog and was asked to post publishing or contest news. The only news I had to report was a couple of freelance assignments, but no contest or publishing news. After reading the post I realized I hadn't submitted anything to a contest in a few months. So I went looking and found a one-sentence contest with a quick deadline.


The Writer's Digest One-Sentence Contest is straightforward and easy to enter. All you need to do is come up with an opening sentence of no more than 35 words. The sentence should be based on a photograph provided on the Writer's Digest Your Story site. For complete guidelines and to enter your sentence, visit the Your Story site. I dashed off an entry this morning. Even if I'm not one of the ten winners, I now have a first sentence for the beginning of a short story.

14 comments:

  1. Good luck with your first sentence! Thanks for sharing the site, too.

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  2. Thanks for posting this, Donna. I gave it a shot this morning, and it made me feel like I had "done" something while my mind flounders around with no real direction right now.

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  3. Here is another "fast" write opportunity...from The Writer Magazine this time....
    Take a look at the prompt and post your response (up to 750 words) in the forum by noon CST on Friday, May 21. We'll announce the winning response in the next newsletter, on May 26. The winner will also receive a free one-year subscription to The Writer!
    http://cs.writermag.com/WRTCS/forums/t/13235.aspx

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  4. I sent one, too. Thanks for the info!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  5. I read about that contest a day or so ago and then promptly forgot about it. I have no excuses now. Thanks for the reminder!

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  6. I sent a sentence off a few weeks ago-and everytime I see the contest mentioned, I think of what I WISHED I'd sent.

    Oh, well. It's the (one) thought that counts. :-)

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  7. Donna, thanks for this reminder. I just submitted my thirty-two word sentence. It's one of those things where I hope I win, but if I do I hope our grandson doesn't read it, as I used his and his girlfriend's names. (smile)

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  8. Hi Clara,
    Thanks. Now that I submitted my sentence I want to change it.
    Donna

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  9. Hi Claudia,
    Way to go! Good luck, and thanks for the post for the Writer Magazine contest.
    Donna

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  10. Hi Pat,
    Good luck. I would love to read your sentence.
    Donna

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  11. Hi Cathy,
    My feelings exactly. Shortly after hitting the submit button I wanted to edit the sentence.
    And good luck with your entry.
    Donna

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  12. Hi Linda,
    Yikes! That can be dicey, but I'm sure your grandson will understand.
    Good luck,
    Donna

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  13. Thanks for the post, Donna. Just finished writing my sentence. I haven't entered a contest in months, either. Good luck!

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