Tips For Writers By Mary Jaksch Click here to read the winning stories! Many readers ask, ‘How can I become known as a writer?’ One of the best ways is to win a writing contest. We’ve got a lot of talented writers here at WritetoDone; I’m always impressed by the stunning responses to our Scene Stealer series! So we decided to spice it up and give you an opportunity to shine. Here’s what we came up with. The first-ever WritetoDone Flash Fiction Contest, with a Prize of $500! Flash Fiction means a very short story. In our Flash Fiction contest, the entries should be 500 words or less. Read on to know more about the Contest, its Rules and the Prize. The WTD Flash Fiction Contest The Flash Fiction Contest 2014 runs from Tuesday, 16th September to 11:59 on Sunday, 5th October, Eastern Time. Your story should be 500 words or less. Every word will be counted, and the upper limit is 500. (The title is not included in the word count.) The contest is open to everyone; there are no age restrictions. The story submitted should be previously unpublished in any media anywhere. The story must be written in English. There is an entry fee of $10.00 for each submission. You can submit any number of stories, so long as each entry is accompanied by the payment of $10.00. Submissions are open until Sunday, October 5th. The results will be declared on Friday, October 17th. Click here to register! The Prize The Prize will be $500, and the stories submitted by the winner and two runners-up will be published along with the results on Friday, 17th October. The results will be chosen by the Write to Done team and award-winning author, contest judge, and popular WTD guest post contributor, Dr. John Yeoman. The stories submitted by the Prizewinner, the First Runner-Up and the Second Runner-Up will be published along with the results, on Friday, 17th October, 2014. This is your chance to shine! Click here to register You can write about anything, as long as it’s fiction, and within the word count. Maybe you have a fresh idea that you’re keen to shape into a story. Or maybe you can dig out some of your stories from way back and tweak them to fit the word count. We’re open to any style and genre. So, get writing, and most of all, have fun!