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August Short Story Competition length
  • The Love Story competition in the August edition of the magazine states that we "...have 1,500 - 1,700 words in which to write..." our story.

    Any idea whether a story shorter than 1,500 words would be disqualified?

    Previously, I have had to brutally prune my short stories to bring them down to the maximum count, but this time all the essential elements of my story have only totaled 670 words.
  • Hi cc. Yes, the word count should fall somewhere between the two.
  • Hmmm. Don't wish to just insert padding, so thinking cap back on...

  • Maybe you could submit that one for a comp where the word count is 'up to 1000'. Good luck!
  • Yes, was going to say try a new story for this comp.