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Ripen the Page Short Story Writing Contest

Ripen the Page Short Story Writing Contest

Welcome to Ripen the Page. I’m Linette, and I created this literary magazine to bring you nimble perspectives on the craft of writing. As an editor, I work with writers across all genres. Here at Ripen the Page, I’m always looking for great submissions. Send me your best work today—poems, articles, and flash fiction in all genres! If selected, I’ll feature you in the next edition.


Craft a short story using the six ingredients below for a chance to win $100!

  • nurse (character)
  • writer (character)
  • jealous (trait)
  • smell (sense)
  • museum (location)
  • broken bouquet of roses (object)


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$100! The winner will be published in September edition.


September 10th, 2016


  • No entry fee.
  • Word count: Maximum of 500 words.
  • Double-spaced, Word document
  • Submit work no later than the 10th of each month. Please note that the Magazine reserves the right to edit any article or story received. Writers retain sole rights to any material published.
  • Writer retains sole rights.
  • Email submissions to: 


Contact Linette Allen via email or write:

Linette Allen


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