Deadline: March 31, 2022
About the contest
There’s something inherently exciting about setting sail on worldwide adventures. Throw in lost treasure, a trusty sidekick, and an old-fashioned and undependable form of transportation, and you have yourself a solid quest. We’re looking for your very best action and adventure stories centering on treasure hunts, survival, mystery, and exploration. Call us nostalgic but we miss Indiana Jones and can only rewatch Goonies so many times before it gets weird. We can’t wait to read your swashbuckling short stories of up to 3,000 words. Bonus points for Nicholas Cage as your protagonist (we’re kidding…kind of).
- We’re seeking short stories with a maximum of 3,000 words. Entries are currently restricted to English only. One entry per author is permitted. Any submissions that do not align with our content guidelines will not be read or considered.
- All submissions will be reviewed by Tales. Top submissions will be reviewed by our guest judges. All entries will be required to be submitted in a DOC/DOCX format. To best advertise your story across our platform, we ask that every submission include a cover image with dimensions of 1200 x 1630.
- By submitting work to Tales, you are accepting our Terms and Conditions. If you are having trouble viewing the submission page, use a browser with less restrictive privacy settings (e.g. disable tracking prevention).
- Submit your work here.
$600 prize – feedback from the judges/Tales team, promotional placement across all Tales platforms, inclusion in our email list, new story cover, and “Award Winner” badge.
- $300prize – Promotional placement across all Tales platforms, inclusion in our email list, new story cover, and “Award Winner” badge.
$100prize – Promotional placement across all Tales platforms, inclusion in our email list, new story cover, and “Award Winner” badge.