A Midsummer Tale Narrative Writing Contest
The 2022 contest is open.
Read the General Contest Rules first.
A Midsummer Tale is open April 1 – June 21 annually.
The theme of the 2022 A Midsummer Tale writing contest is: The End. This year your challenge is to write about a personal ending that ties into a concurrent cataclysmic event and together feel like the end of the world for your protagonist.
Your story must be set during the hot summer months and 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: 11:59 PM Pacific Time June 21, 2022.
Send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Questions? Ask on the contest announcement post or on Twitter @toasted_cheese.