A Midsummer Tale Narrative Writing Contest
Read the General Contest Rules first.A Midsummer Tale is open April 1 – June 21 annually.
AMT is a summer-themed narrative writing contest open to non-genre1 fiction and creative nonfiction.
The theme of the 2020 A Midsummer Tale writing contest is: Quarantine. One definition of quarantine is “a state of enforced isolation.” This year, your midsummer tale must be about being quarantined—or isolated—during the hot summer months. The reason for the quarantine is up to you—a pandemic is not required.
The theme must play an integral role in the story.
Identify your story as fiction or creative nonfiction. For CNF entries, please indicate whether names have been changed.
Length: 1,000 words minimum; 5,000 words maximum.
Deadline for entries: June 21, 2020.
Send entries to email@example.com with the subject line: A Midsummer Tale Contest Entry
Entries are blind-judged by Beaver. Decisions are final. Winners are announced July 31.
Winning stories are published in the September issue of Toasted Cheese.
- If 50 or fewer eligible entries are received, first place receives a $35 Amazon gift card & second a $10 Amazon gift card.
- If 51 or more eligible entries are received, first place receives a $50 Amazon gift card, second a $15 Amazon gift card & third a $10 Amazon gift card.
1“Non-genre fiction” means literary or mainstream fiction. No science fiction, fantasy, mystery, horror, thriller, romance, western or other genre fiction, please.