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After Dinner Conversation Short Story Competition


Tuesday, September 15, 2020


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Entry Fees

$25 Entry Fee; $40 Entry Fee w/personalized feedback.


1. $250
2. Announcement on web page, social media, and author promotion.
3. Publication via Kindle Direct Publication, our Monthly Magazine, and website, as well as promotion as part of the “After Dinner Conversation” Series. "After Dinner Conversation" Short Stories are frequently top in several categories on Amazon!
4. Future podcast (video) featured discussion of your story.


Your writing can be any genre, and from any perspective. The important thing is that it spurs discussions and requires the reader to expand their mind. If you need an example, read “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” or “Rainbow People Of The Glittering Glade,” a short story we previously published or any of our past winners.

Another way to think of it is this, we are looking for The Trolley Problem in short story form. The point is, the short story should be interesting as a short story, but also have a deeper point for a longer discussion. Submissions accepted via Submittable.

Contact Information

Kolby Granville


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