Young Writers Contest

Announcing our first annual Short Story Award for Young Writers!

Winners will receive publication and a complimentary copy of the paperback anthology.

We will thoroughly read every story sent, so e-mail us your best story (or stories) of any theme (mystery, faith, romance, real life, you name it!) from 1000-5000 words.



  • 1st-5th place winners will receive publication, names on cover, and a complimentary paperback copy
  • Depending on story lengths, an undecided amount of honorable mentions will also receive publication
  • Stories must be from 1000-5000 words
  • Previously unpublished stories only
  • Multiple submissions allowed
  • Young writers only (12-18)
  • The published anthology will be available for sale on in e-book and paperback edition
  • Send your story to with the subject line: Short Story Contest. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with 48 hours. If you don’t, double-check the e-mail address (it’s best to copy and paste it) and resend.
  • Deadline: October 16, 2018
  • Winners will be announced here & notified by e-mail on October 17, 2018


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