Family Circle Magazine Short Story Fiction Writing Contest Deadline Approaching

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If you’re an aspiring short story writer or fiction writer of any kind, then you might be interested in the 2010 Family Circle Fiction Contest.  The submission deadline is September 8, 2010, so you have just over a month to polish your 2,500 word or less original short story!  There is no entry fee.

The winner gets money and a prize packages from MediaBistro.com, including:

  • $750.00
  • A gift certificate to 1 course of your choice from MediaBistro.com
  • A 1-year MediaBistro.com AvantGuild membership
  • A 1-one year MediaBistro.com On Demand Videos membership

You can submit up to 2 stories, but to enter you must be 21-years of age or older and from the United States.  Entries must be written by the entrant and unpublished, and they must not have won any other prize or award already.  Entries must be typed on 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper and should include your name, address, daytime telephone number and e-mail address (note that email address is the only piece of information that is optional) on each page.  Send your entry to: Family Circle Fiction Contest, c/o Family Circle Magazine, 375 Lexington Avenue, Ninth Floor, New York, NY 10017.

You can get all the details and rules here.

This would be a great contest to add to a writer’s list of credits!  Good luck!

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Comments

  1. Note for international writers – this contest is for residents of the US only.
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  2. If you do post contests, please try to include as many as possible that do NOT charge entry fees. These are few and far between, but they do exist. I decided long ago that I will not pay people to read my work, and I’ve mostly stuck to it.

  3. MarcyS, If I find contests that don’t charge fees, I’ll certainly post them. Unfortunately, this trend (charging to enter contests) isn’t found in writing contests only. Many of the big marketing/advertising/branding/social media contests and awards require fees with entries, too (typically, hundreds of dollars). I’m seeing it everywhere these days. It’s always important to weigh the entry fees against your objectives for entering a contest or award/recognition program before you invest your time and money.
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