Thursday, 29 August 2019

Unusual Writing Competition For a Short Story

Owl Canyon Press Short Story Hackathon #3

This is a free-to-enter short story competition with a difference.

All the publisher is looking for is a short story consisting of exactly 50 paragraphs. Each paragraph has to be a minimum of 40 words, but there is no maximum word count for the story overall.

Not only that, but you are already provided with the first and twentieth paragraphs and you have to write all the others yourself.

This writing competition is open to writers from all over the world, but entries must be in English. And you can write in any genre.

The 3 top entries will win the first prize of $3,000, second prize of $2,000 plus the third prize of $1,000.

And the top 24 entries will also be included in an anthology.

The closing date for entries is 30th September 2019.

Find out more and how to enter at the website,


What If... Short Story Competition

This is another free-to-enter short story competition.

It's run by Cook Publishing who are looking for submissions of short stories from 3,000 to 10,000 words.

The theme of the story must be "What If...?" and it's open to your own interpretation.

The overall winner will receive $250 and finalists each receive $50. 

All winning entries will be published on the company's website.

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