Short Story Contests: Winners and Losers

Short story contests can be a great thing for both beginning and established writers.

However, when picking a contest you have to watch out for red flags.

Nancy Sakaduski provides you with a “write-to-win-blueprint.”

“Tho’ much is taken…”

“Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

— From “Ulysses” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)