And now, it’s time once again for our long-running writing challenge: The Your Story contest. Think of it like The New Yorker’s caption contest with a WD twist.
In every issue of Writer’s Digest, we give our readers a chance to get published in the magazine by responding to a writing prompt. Here’s the latest, from our (most excellent) November/December 2013 issue:
In 25 words or fewer, write the opening sentence to a story based on this photo:
Want in? Post your entry in the Comments section below, and it’ll automatically be entered in the competition.
- Your sentence (just one, only one!) must be 25 words or fewer, no exceptions.
- The deadline is Nov. 25, 2013.
- One entry per person, please.
- How it all works: We’ll select the top 10 entries and post them on our forum. In early December, readers will vote for their favorites to help rank the winners.
- This is a free writing competition. The prize is publication in WD.
- Finally, as we say about this contest in the magazine: “You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc. It is, after all, your story.”
Good luck! And, as always, happy Friday.
—Zachary Petit (@ZacharyPetit) is the senior managing editor of Writer’s Digest magazine. Check out the latest issue of WD—which features an exclusive dual interview with Anne Rice and Christopher Rice, and a feature package on how to improve your craft in simple, effective ways—in print, or on your favorite tablet.