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2018 Short Story Contests:

  • October (one contest)

    • 7,500 words max. $125 prize.

      • Write about anything! Any genre, topic, etc.

  • November (two contests)

    • 1,000-1,200 words. $75 prize.

      • Dog Park Chit Chat

      • The Cat Sitter's Chronicles 

  • December (two contests)

    • 1,000-1,200 words. $75 prize.

      • The Wedding Dress Under the Bed

      • Whodunnit? 

Official Contest Rules ALL CONTESTS

  • One winner per contest will earn $75 (October 2018 contest $125.) 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. (October 2018 contest: maximum length 7,500 words.)

  • 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!


Check out our anthology of contest winners from 2016 & 2017. Paperback and ebook.