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Writers’ Police Academy’s Golden Donut Short Story Contest


Friday, August 1, 2014


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Entry Fees

$25. Profits benefit the criminal justice foundation at the Writer's Police Academy's host college/police academy.


Contest winner receives the prestigious Golden Donut Award.


The Writers’ Police Academy is pleased to continue the Golden Donut short story contest in 2014. The rules are simple—write a story about the photograph posted on the WPA website using exactly 200 words.

We are extremely pleased to announce that the judge for the 2014 Golden Donut Short Story Contest is one of the great storytellers of our time, Sara Gruen. Sara’s works include Water for Elephants, Ape House, and Riding Lessons.

Contact Information

Visit the Writers' Police Academy website for contest and submission guidelines.



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