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24-Hour Short Story Contest – Winter, 2017


Friday, January 13, 2017


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Entry Fees



1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $200
+ 85 other prizes (books)


On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on

Entrants must be registered before the contest begins and there is a limit of 500 participants per contest. Entrants then have 24 hours to write and submit their stories via email. The stories “must deal with the topic in some way to qualify” and they must not exceed the pre-assigned word count, which is announced with the topic.

After reading the entries for each contest, we can see how difficult it is to come up with a unique plot when working with an assigned topic. But, inevitably, a few writers do manage to successfully break away from the pack.

You can read past topics and winning stories here:

Contact Information

Angela Hoy, Publisher,



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