Everyone has a story … unleash yours!

Adult Submissions
Teen Submissions

Unleash your story and enter our annual Short Story Contest. We can’t wait to read your work!

We’re accepting submissions between Oct. 8, 2017, and Nov. 30, 2017.

Guidelines

Follow these guidelines:

  • Stories must be between 1,500-2,000 words.
  • The contest is open to original and unpublished stories.
  • One story per person, please.
  • Entries should be suitable for a general audience.
  • The contest is divided into the Teen category (ages 11-17) and the Adult category (ages 18 and above).
  • Entries accepted online via Submittable.
  • All entries are final.

Judging

Our judges will use a blind format so they don’t know who wrote the stories they’re reading.
Kelly Frigard of the English, Language, & Fine Arts Department at UC Clermont College will choose the adult winners.
Melissa Vonderheide from West Clermont Middle School will decide the teen winners.
We’ll announce the winners Jan. 19, 2018. We’ll feature the winning stories on our website.

Prizes

Adults (ages 18 and above)

  • First place – $150 gift card
  • Second place – $100 gift card
  • Third place – $50 gift card

Teens (ages 11-17)

  • First place – $150 gift card
  • Second place – $100 gift card
  • Third place – $50 gift card

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