Winter Short Story Contest

SHORT STORY CONTEST

Looking for some inspiration? Want to write, but stuck on an idea? Need a break from NaNoWriMo? We know you have a story, and we want to read it. In honor of Short Story Day and the first day of Winter both falling on December 21, we’re hosting a short story contest! The rules are simple:

  • The theme of Winter
  • No more than 1,000 words

Email your short story to ungpress@ung.edu by Friday, December 8. Your story must be in a Word document with the story title, author name, and total word count at the top of the document. All submission emails must be titled “UNG Press Winter Story Contest.” If the email isn’t titled correctly, we won’t look at it. We’ll announce the winner on December 21.

The contest is open to anyone, but you must reside in the U.S. to be eligible to win. We will contact the winners by email. The Press asks for permission to publish up to one paragraph of the winning stories to our blog. Authors retain full rights to their story. All entries are eligible for future resubmission when we put a call out for a literary anthology. By submitting your story, you agree to these terms and conditions.

We can’t wait to read your submissions. Best of luck!

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