Just Can’t Get Enough Desert Beauty

Becoming is Superior to Being

Prickly Pear Blossom (1 of 1) blogPrickly Pear Cactus Blossom — Image by kenne

A rose, well, a rose was
just a prom queen standing still
for a photo. Mountain sunsets,
waterfalls, they were postcards to send
to good friends who trusted happiness
occurred, if at all, in other places.

— from the poem “Nature” by Stephen Dunn

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$1600 top prize for short fiction in Writers’ Village Contest summer 2015

Creative Writing Contests

$1600 is the top prize on offer for short fiction in the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award summer 2015, with cash prizes totaling $3200. The second prize is $800, third prize $400 and there are five runner up prizes of $80. Ten further Highly Commended entrants will have their stories acknowledged at the site.

Everyone wins because every contestant, win or lose, gains feedback on how their stories were graded – plus tips for improvement.

Winners will be awarded the title ‘Winner, the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award summer 2015’ and see their work showcased online.

Any genre of prose fiction may be submitted up to 3000 words, except playscripts and poetry. Entries are welcomed world-wide. The fee is $24 and multiple entries are permitted.

Deadline is midnight30th June 2015.

Entry rules plus all winning stories since 2009 can be found at:

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