WriteFluenza – The Open Theme short-story contest
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES –
- Theme: Open (fiction)
- Word count: 1000 – 3000 words; does not include title
- All entries must be formatted as a single-spaced word document or PDF and submitted using the participation link at the bottom of this post.
- Font: Arial, 12pt. This is to standardize entries so that all stories are treated equally. Only entries that are under the 3000-word limit (not including the title) will be accepted
- All entries will be judged anonymously, so you must include the title of the story but not your name or address, or any identifying information of the entrant
- The competition is open internationally to anyone over the age of 16, and all entries must be in English
- All entries must be the work of the person entering and must not have been published anywhere online (including blogs and websites) or accepted for publication elsewhere. The copyright remains with the author. The winning entries will be published by WriteFluence in our anthology.
- Entries that do not comply with the competition rules will be disqualified. No entries will be accepted via email. No corrections post-entry can be accepted. Let’s be fair – It’s a contest!
- The results of the competition will be published online and the decision of the judge(s) will be final. Please note that unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted
- Submission deadline: The closing date for entries is June 30, 2021
- Submission fee: FREE, Entrants can send in up to 5 submissions
– RESULTS –
- Results will be announced on July 31, 2021.
- Winning stories will be published in a book / multiple books to be released thereafter – All winning writers will win a special author feature in the book and a merit certificate (virtual) from WriteFluence after the book/s is/are published
- Top 3 writers (from each resultant book) will receive:
- 1 physical copy of the book
- 1 merit certificate (virtual) from WriteFluence
- Early bird prizes: A participation certificate (virtual) for the first 20 entries
- The earlier you send your submission, the more time we have to read it at peace and calculate the scores