Writing Short Stories/Writing Contests?

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Hello,
I am interested in entering some writing contests and was curious if you happened to know of any good websites where I could find some.

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I have not been involved with writing contests for some time. I tend to believe they are more of a money maker for the person putting on the contest than anything else. But, you should be able to search through Google for "writing contests" and find plenty of them. I don't know who is reputable and how is not. Because of those that promise publication. And for most, you'll have to pay a fee. Avoid excessive fees. Anything over $10 - $25 is too much.

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Brian Lawrence

Expertise

How to write short stories. How to be published. Writing as a craft. What is a story.

Experience

Published over 22 short stories and 2 novels. Previous acquisition editor of Mysterical-E and previous fiction editor of Futures Magazine

Organizations
St. Louis Writers Guild, Mystery Writers of America

Publications
Futures Magazine, Blue Murder, Somliloquy, AlienQ, AIM, Love Kills anthology, Felonious Felines anthology

Education/Credentials
Master's Degree in Computer Science. Bachelors Degree in Chemistry & Psychology

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