Short Story Contest

Join Before September 15th, 2017 to Enter Our Next Contest

Seattle Writing Contest hosts a twice-yearly short story competition! The format maximum is 1500 words, no minimum length, no genre restrictions. Please legibly print your name and work title, on each submitted work.

Prize Breakdown

medal

ONE FIRST PLACE SUBMISSION

$450 Cash Prize

Priority consideration by literary agents

Free submission code for any of our competitions

TWO RUNNER UP SUBMISSIONS

$75 Cash Prize

Consideration by literary agents

TWO HONORABLE MENTION SUBMISSIONS

Exposure to literary agents

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ALL FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE:

  • Protected publishing/copyrights
  • Seattle Writing Contest memorabilia
  • Certificate of participation
  • Results notification within 60 days from competition end

How it Works

A simple break-down of our process.

First, all works go through a point-based screening matrix which narrows the entries down to the finalists.

Then we bring in industry professionals - literary agents, editors, publishers... to review the finalists and reach a consensus on the winners.

The winner is announced, awarded the prize, and connected directly with these literary gatekeepers.

  • Submissions with grammar or spelling errors may be penalized.
  • One entrant is allowed to enter multiple submissions. Any work entered without full entry fee must be disqualified. 
  • All entry fees must be paid full in USD and are non-refundable.
  • For additional information on the screening/judging process see the FAQ.

Join Before September 15th, 2017 to Enter Our Next Contest

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