Latest Short Story Contest – Win a $25 Prize

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Attention writers! This month’s short story contest theme is:

A Short Story Inspired by Your Favorite Song

Entries must be received by midnight Monday, August 29th, cst. Selected stories will be featured during the month of September. Read on for further guidelines.

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Short Story Contest Guidelines

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.

The winning entry will be published in a guest post the first Monday of the following month.

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

There is an entry fee of $5.00 (USD). The winning entry will be awarded a prize via PayPal. The amount of the prize is based on the number of entries, with a minimum of $25.00 (USD).

Writers must be 18 years old or over to enter. By submitting your entry, you are certifying you meet this requirement.

Submit Your Story

Please complete the form below with your submission, including a brief bio, which may include social media handles and the titles of any published works you would like to promote. Your website URL will also be included, if provided.

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    Contest Entry Check List:

    1. Did you complete the form above, attach your file, and click the Submit button to submit your story and details?
    2. Did you click the Pay Here button to pay the entry fee?

    If you answered yes to both of the questions above, your entry and payment have been submitted. Thank you for participating in the contest!

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