Deadline: April 30, 2023

Entry fee: $22

About the competition

The contest is organized by Winning Writers located in Western Massachusetts, United States of America. This contest is international and open to people of all ages.

You may submit stories and essays on any theme, up to 6,000 words each. For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction.

Your work must be in English.

You may submit published or unpublished work.

Residents of the following countries are not eligible to enter: Syria, Iran, North Korea, Crimea, Russia, and Belarus (due to US government restrictions)

Competition guidelines

  • Submit stories and essays on any theme, up to 6,000 words each. The winning story and essay will each receive $3,000. Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $300 each. The top 12 entries will be published online. Mina Manchester is our judge. This contest is proudly co-sponsored by Duotrope, which will award two-year gift certificates to the top two winners, a $100 value.
  • For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction. You may submit published or unpublished work. This contest accepts multiple entries (submit them one at a time). Please omit your name from your entries. We prefer 12-point type or larger. Please avoid fancy, hard-to-read fonts. Double-spacing is recommended.
  • No restriction on age of author. All countries eligible except Syria, Iran, North Korea, Crimea, Russia, and Belarus (due to US government restrictions).
  • First time entering? We prepared this brief video to guide you. See also our short entry checklist.
  • Fee per entry: $22.
  • Read the whole guideline and enter the competition here.
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