August Short Story Contest

Your Assignment

It’s time for the August Short Story Contest! Use the image below as your writing prompt to craft a short story. If selected, your story will be featured in future posts, during the month of September.

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Contest Rules

Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it ‘R’ rated or less. No discriminatory themes, explicit violence, or explicit sexual content.

Selected entries will be featured here during the month of September.

You retain exclusive rights to your work and are free to republish. Republished stories are welcome.

This contest is not affiliated with any other organization other than this site.

To enter, complete the Entry Form below. Please include a brief bio which may include social media handles and the titles of any published works you would like to promote.

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Deadline for Entry:

Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm cdt, Monday August 31st, 2020.



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Short Story Contest Feature

Thank you to everyone who participated in the April Short Story Contest! The assignment was simple. Write a short story (1500 to 3000 words) based on this image: Selected entries receive a feature here on The next contest will be posted on May 12th! The Featured Story Is: The Unexpected Vacation By John Scott […]

Short Story Feature: Riptide

Thank you to everyone who submitted work for the June Short Story Feature Contest. The featured entry is: Riptide By: Rylee Alexander Rylee is a thirty-something-year-old author from Central New York with big dreams to travel. She has a husband, two boys, and a dog, and spend what little free time she has reading, and […]


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