Short Stories

Short Story Contest


Back by popular demand!!

In recent months, Writing Mind has updated the website with a completely new format and we have gained more readers than ever before thanks to the effort of our writing staff and readers that have been sharing our content. We have had quite a few emails asking about our short story contest and we have once again decided to hold the contest to all writers worldwide. The winner of the short story contest will win their choice of a $20 Visa gift card or a $20 Amazon gift card.


To enter the Writing Mind Short Story Contest:

  1. Write a short story with a minimum of 750 words and a maximum of 1500 words.
  2. Save your story in doc format
  3. Email to:


*Be sure to include your name, email address and a short bio to include with your story when it is published.

*The contest will run until the winner is chosen on October 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm (EST)

*All entries will be published on the Writing Mind website and the winner will be announced on the website as well as through social media including Twitter and Facebook.

*We will accept stories on any topic of choice and they may be fiction or non-fiction. Good luck everyone!

3 thoughts on “Short Story Contest

  1. Hi, I wanted to know if there was anything limited on the topic that a person could write about or if we could write about anything. Fiction or non I should say. Also, is there a minimum or maximum word limit and do the stories need to be sent via email, word doc or another method? Thank you, Sarah R.

    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for asking. The short stories may be fiction or non-fiction and you may write about anything that you want to write about. Do keep in mind that the website is fort all ages and we prefer nothing with heavy sexual references and of course, no pictures with nudity. We prefer the stories be at minimum 700 words. Some writers are capable of writing interesting stories in fewer words though and that is fine as well. We do not want a novel though and prefer the maximum word count to not be more than 7500. We look forward to your entry!~Writing Mind

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