4th annual short short story contest


100 words

Word limit does not include the story title.

Unnaturally hyphenated words are counted as two words. Examples: old-man, hot-fire.


choose one topic:

  • dogs

  • ocean

  • umbrellas

  • winter


Best of Contest: $200

Best Youth Story (authors 14 and younger): $100

People's Choice Prize: $100

Best of Topic (4 awarded): $100


Winning and honorable mention stories will be published in an e-magazine.


$12 per story

to submit a story

Please include your name in the body of your email.

formatting requirements

1" margins

arial or times roman, 12 pt

double space

at top of page:

  • your topic

  • youth story: yes or no

  • story title

PDF format

contest sponsors