Wednesday, April 22, 2020


Entry Fees

$6.00 USD


$100 / $25 and possible publication


The popular ZenGarden.club contests continue with a new flower prompt and haiku each month. Hone your writing skills by writing a story of 350 words or less, inspired by our artistic, beautiful prompts. These days writing and reading stories which celebrate beauty, courage, and caring are more important than ever. As one of our members told us, “”Thank you for your wonderful site. It is uplifting and that is so important in these difficult times.”

Our new Fleur contest features a symbol that can particularly inspire us now – the Apple Tree.

The Apple Tree reminds us of strength, resilience and the ability to live through hard times and still bear fruit. As you learn to adjust to a new normal, think of the apple tree and all the lessons it can teach us. We look forward to the insight, talent, and unique viewpoints from all you wonderful writers, as we help each other through these unprecedented times.

Be inspired by over 350 shortlisted stories from the past year of contests. Visit our Winners’ Pages. Create your own masterpiece, inspired by the Apple Tree. You’ll be in good company on ZenGarden.club, where we are writing a better world, one flower at a time.

Our judge for this contest will be Dr. Regina Higgins, editor, writer, published author, and story teller who will select the Grand Prize Winner and the list of Finalists. She will also provide commentary on the stories. There will be a public voting component to select three other winners, so there are two paths to winning!

Prizes include: $100 for Grand Prize, $25 for Public Voting 1st place, and a variety of publication venues. All shortlisted stories will be published on line, and will be eligible for inclusion in our series of Kindle books. Top winners get their own permanent Winners Page, which features all their winning stories, past, present and future.

Become a better writer – join our club!

Contact Information

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