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2016 1st Quarter External Writing Contests

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2016 1st Quarter External Writing Contests

This is a resource page to external writing contests that are open for submissions*. Information is given where it applies, any applicable entry fees are noted, and deadlines are posted??by month. Please check each contest’s guidelines before submitting. Most are paid prizes, but a few are publication. Be sure to read thoroughly. Best of luck…

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How to prep for writing contests

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How to prep for writing contests

The end of the year poses many writing contest deadlines, including our own here at Our Write Side (ends in 2 days!) and mine over at Black Widow Publishing. So what do you need to pay attention to if you want to have the best odds of winning one of them? As a writer, you…

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Sparkle & Shine: The Official December Writing Contest

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Sparkle & Shine: The Official December Writing Contest

It’s official, folks. Our Write Side is hosting their very first contest. The team came up with a great theme for our December newsletter writing contest. It’s as easy as it says. Give us a 2,000 word??story??by December 15, 2015, in the romantic and engaging style of NICHOLAS SPARKS (New Year’s Eve birthday), using “Family…

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Launch Giveaway Winners Announced

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Launch Giveaway Winners Announced

On October 1, 2015, Our Write Side officially became. We enticed you to become a subscriber to our site with three fantastic prize packages we only had you do a few things to earn points to win. And you did. Thank you for making our launch a success. We are really glad you’ve joined our…

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October Writing Contests

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October Writing Contests

How do you know how good you are if you never put yourself out there? Half the problem is not knowing where to start. Our Write Side scoured the internet to locate the best contests open for submissions right now. Black Widow Publishing opened a contest for its Arachne division (sci-fi/fantasy) from October 1 thru…

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Launch Day Giveaway!

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Launch Day Giveaway!

Welcome to Our Write Side! Feel free to poke around and get to know our crew. You will find lots of resources and there will be much more to come. We feature a variety of writing prompts, lessons, and creative story-telling to inspire and motivate you. Also, be sure to join our forum (Our Write…

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A Cry in the Night

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A Cry in the Night

This is the room of the wolfmother wallpaper. It???s peeling in corners, as old as the house around it. And like the house, the room and its secrets have been abandoned, its overgrown yard a trap for stray baseballs smacked from the vacant lot across the street. No one remembers who lived there anymore. The…

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The Immortal

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The Immortal

???You cannot have the books.??? The words were a mere whisper spoken from ancient lips. The shriveled skin of his hands danced through the air. The books began gliding back his way. ???I will have those books. You can’t stop me!??? His mirror image retorted. It was his younger self, hands smooth and creamy, the…

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BLBC: Censored

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BLBC: Censored

Alexis Hemingway stormed into Hal’s office and slammed the newspaper down on his desk. “Take my name off this article. I didn???t write this!” Her index finger slammed down on the desk as she spoke, punctuating each word. Hal glanced up from the notes scattered across his desk. He knew that look. “I’m sorry, Alex….

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Business As Usual

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Business As Usual

This is another piece to my ongoing story called Weathered. You can find more pieces to it here. This piece happens immediately after the elevator scene. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ???Please don???t make me have to do this again. Please tell me you have the permits with you and you are here in this building somewhere???? Blair???s hands…

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