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State Bar Of Michigan Cancels Short Story Contest After Honoring Story Filled With 'Racist Cues And Symbolism'

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The State Bar of Michigan has decided to discontinue its short story contest after an entry it later found to be “embedded with racist cues and symbolism” won an honorable mention award. 323 more words


The Last Breath

The old man lay listening to his rattling breath. The walls were barren, antiseptic-white and broken only by an overly cheerful sunflower painting. The room had been closed all winter. 1,493 more words


Quarter Castle Chronicles Volume 1 Mock-up Cover

Here’s a sneak peak at the cover design for Quarter Castle Chronicles, Volume 1. This is not the final design, but it’s close. 28 more words

Short Story Contest

Creative Writing Institute's Short Story Contest

Creative Writing Institute’s Annual Short Story Contest

No Entry Fee

First place: a FREE writing course with a personal tutor, valued at $260 USD.

Second place: 153 more words

Writing Tips


An INCREDIBLE short story contest coming your way…… the details will be revealed soon.

We hope to see all you INCREDIBLE writers taking part. Here is your chance to get published by READOMANIA. 


Story published on StoryMirror.com

Hello friends, I have entered my story/personal narrative ‘Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes’ in a short story contest held by StoryMirror. The story, written fictionally, but actually a creative nonfiction piece, is a small homage from me to my departed mother, written after her death. 59 more words

Literary Musings

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One final plug for my short story “The First Crime Scene”.

Remember? Or maybe I “Tweeted” about it…

Anyway, I entered it in an on-line contest because I liked the site, Inkitt, and its founder was nice enough to issue a personal invite. 141 more words