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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

  • dogs

  • ocean

  • umbrellas

  • winter


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.

formatting requirements

1" margins

arial or times roman, 12 pt

double space

at top of page:

  • your topic

  • youth story: yes or no (writers 14 years and younger)

  • story title

PDF format

contest sponsors

2022 E-magazine

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