Deadline: May 31st, 2023 at 4pm (EST)

Entry fee: $15

About the competition

The Writing District Prize 2023 is open for short story entries from August 25, 2022!

The deadline for receipt of all entries is May 31, 2023 at 5pm (EST).

Entries will only be accepted through Duosoma, the submissions manager for Duotrope.

Short stories can be on any subject, theme or genre.

Entry fee: $15. You can submit multiple entries as long as each entry is paid for individually and includes a separate entry form.

Maximum word count is 3,000 words.

1st prize: $1000 and publication on our website.
2 runners-up: $100 each

All entries are judged anonymously. Please do not include your name, address, phone number, email, website, social media details, etc. on the short story document or in the file name as this will result in disqualification. You can include your name and contact details on the entry form.

Competition guidelines

  • Your story must be written in English. A maximum of 3,000 words. No minimum. Title not included in the word count.
  • Please submit a typed story in Arial or Times New Roman, 12pt, black. Double spaced.
  • Include a front page which details the title of story and the word count ONLY. The author’s name should not be included anywhere in the document or the file name.
  • No illustrations.
  • Save as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx). We also accept file types .rtf, .pdf, with the Short Story title as the file name. Please do not include the author’s name in the file name or it will be disqualified.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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