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Tadpole Press 100-Word Writing Contest


Sunday, April 30, 2023


Entry Fees

$10 USD/entry


1st place: $1,000 USD.
2nd place: Writing coaching package valued at $450 USD.
3rd place: Developmental and diversity editing package valued at $250 USD.


Can you tell a story in 100 words or less? The theme for the current contest is using humor as a way to change something negative into something better. As we process the grief, uncertainty, and anxiety from the past few years, how can we heal by using humor and lightness to experience joy, growth, and renewal?

Pieces will be judged on creativity, uniqueness, and how the story captures a new angle, breaks through stereotypes, and expands our beliefs about what’s possible or unexpectedly delights us. In addition, we are looking for writing that is clever or unique, inspires us, and crafts a compelling story.

Contact Information

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