the 2023 contest is closed.
4th annual short short story contest
The story cannot be longer than 100 words.
Incorrectly hyphenated words will be counted as two words. Examples: old-man, hot-fire.
The title is not included in the word limit.
Write as many stories as you want.
Choose one topic per story
Best of Contest: $200
Best Youth Story (authors 14 and younger): $100
People's Choice Prize: $100
Best of Topic (4 awarded): $100
Winning and honorable mention stories will be published in an e-magazine.
$12 per story
Youth Writers (age 14 and younger): $10 per story
to submit a story
Please include your name in the body of your email.
arial or times roman, 12 pt
at top of page:
youth story: yes or no (writers 14 years and younger)