The Writing District Contest

We run a free to enter short story writing contest.

Prize: $50 

Contest Rules

  • Open theme
  • Eligibility: writers of any nationality or age, but entries must be in English
  • One entry per person, per month. 
  • Free to enter writing contest
  • Maximum 3,000 words
  • This is an ongoing monthly contest. The closing date is the last date of every month. 
  • Entries should be submitted to Unfortunately, we don't accept postal entries.
  • All submissions should be the writer’s original work. Story must not have been previously published.
  • Authors retain all rights to their work.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into.
  • One winner will be selected every month. The winner will receive $50.
  • The winning author will be offered the opportunity to publish their story on our online magazine. 
  • If you are under the age of 18, you must have the consent of a parent or guardian over 18 to enter the contest. The Writing District reserves the right to ask for proof of permission. Entries without permission will be disqualified.
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July 2017 Winner

Congratulations to Sharon Frame Gay, our July 2017 winner. You can read Sharon's story here.



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