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Category Archives: Short Stories

How To Pick Short Story And Poetry Writing Contests You Might Actually Win | Writer’s Relief

You’ve written short stories or poetry, and you may have taken the next brave step and submitted your work to literary journals. Maybe you’ve even had some of your writing published—congratulations! But when it comes to entering writing contests, many writers don’t bother. At Writer’s Relief, we know some writers think the odds are stacked… Continue Reading

12 Short Story Writing Prompts That Will Get You Writing Fast | Writer’s Relief

Need ideas for your next short story? Sometimes, clever ideas and inspiration for short stories flow abundantly—other times, not so much. If you’re ready to write but find yourself staring at a blank page or empty computer screen, Writer’s Relief can help you give your muse a quick kick in the seat of the pants.… Continue Reading

8 Things Literary Magazine Editors Love To See In Short Stories Right Now | Writer’s Relief

Wondering what kinds of short stories literary magazine editors are publishing right now? We have the answer! At Writer’s Relief, we track thousands of literary journals and hundreds of short story submissions every year, and we’re always keeping an eye on short story trends. We know the elements literary editors love to see in short… Continue Reading

5 New Ways To Publish A Short Story Collection (And Why You Might Want To Wait) |Writer’s Relief

If you’ve written (and published in literary journals) enough short stories that you now feel ready to publish a collection, Writer’s Relief can lead you in the right direction on the path to success. We know some great new routes that will make the bumpy road to publishing your collection a lot smoother! Check out… Continue Reading



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