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Short Story Contests

Length: 1,000-1,200 words

Deadline: the last day of the month

Entry fee per contest: $8

Winning story award: $75.


2018 Short Story Contests:

  • August

    • Setting: On a plane

    • Setting: At the beach

  • September

    • Magical Realism

    • Write a PLAY 

  • October

    • You Can't Pick Your Neighbors' Pets

    • The Magic Pill

  • November

    • Dog Park Chit Chat

    • The Cat Sitter's Chronicles 

  • December

    • The Wedding Dress Under the Bed

    • Whodunnit? 

Official Contest Rules ALL CONTESTS

  • One winner per contest will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winner will be featured on our website and included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in early 2019.
  • Target Length: 1,000 to 1,200 words. Stories under or over the target length will be disqualified.
  • Multiple entries by one author are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Please see individual contests for deadlines. 
  • Please do not include your name on the manuscript.
  • Stories sent electronically or postmarked after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be announced on the 14th of the month following the contest closing date.
  • We do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!

Click on the Submit button for more details on the 2018 contests!