Owl Canyon Press Short Story Contest

Calling all short story authors who enjoy an unusual challenge! Owl Canyon Press is accepting fifty-paragraph short stories for their upcoming anthology, and instead of providing the typical kind of writing prompt, they’re supplying your first and twenty-fifth paragraphs—you write your story so that their paragraphs fit naturally into your submission.

The best part is that there’s no fee to enter, and the prizes are considerable:

  • First prize is $3,000
  • Second prize is $2,000
  • Third prize is $1,000
    • All winning short stories will be published in a short story anthology
    • You will receive an invitation to give a public reading at Inkberry Books in Niwot, CO
  • Twenty-four finalists will also have their short stories included in the anthology

The deadline is Saturday, December 1, 2018. For more information, see Owl Canyon Press’s Submittable.

For a flat $20, we’ll developmental edit your submission! Contact us today.

Read more about writing short stories

How to write short stories and use them to further your writing career by James Scott BellLet's Write A Short Story by Joe BuntingShort Story: From FIRST Draft to FINAL Product by Michael Milton

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