Winter Short Story Contest
Enter to win Writing Academy’s first Short Story Contest! It’s free!
This is an opportunity for all you talented writers to have some fun, show off your skills, and win some prizes!
Submit your 1,000 to 3,000-word short story between now and Sunday, December 9th for your chance to win.
There is no cost to enter the contest.
Gift Certificates for Writing Academy Workshops!
First Place: $1000 (enough for a 1-year Author’s Success Subscription!)
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250
All other finalists: $150
The theme of this short story contest is “winter.”
Your story should relate to winter in some way, big or small. That could mean the holidays, building a snowman, the winter Olympics, going to the beach (if you’re in the southern hemisphere!)…
Your story must:
- Be between 1,000 and 3,000 words long
- Be your own original work
- Have a beginning, middle, and end (please don’t submit chapters of a longer work)
How to Submit
E-mail your short story to: email@example.com
First Round: Steve and Dani
We’ll read through the entries and evaluate them based on the principles we teach in class (Scene and Sequel, Writing Big, Writing Well, etc.). We’ll select the most polished pieces to advance to the final round.
Final Round: You!
The finalists’ stories will be posted on this website. They’ll be available for our community to read and vote for. The short story with the most votes by December 19th wins!
NOTE: You will still own the rights to your story (so you can publish it). It will just be posted on our blog for others to read as part of the contest.
In class, we rarely get the chance to share work that has a complete beginning, middle, and end. Now is your chance!
Also, you can use this credential to market your work!