Tuesday, August 31, 2021
1st: $3,000 or more ($100 minimum cash award, plus $2,900 in editorial service credits for future books or stories).
2nd: $1,500 or more ($50 minimum cash award, plus $1,450 in editorial services credits for future books or stories).
3rd: $500 or more ($25 minimum cash award, plus $475 in editorial services credits for future books or stories).
Cash awards may increase depending upon the amount of entries submitted.
Writerwerx Short Story Contest 2021
Contest opens: August 1st.
Contest closes: August 31st.
Winners announced: October.
Entry Fee: $10
The Writerwerx short story contest open to any writer living in the United States who is over the age of 18. Writers are asked to submit a short story of 2,000 words or less in any genre, fiction or nonfiction. Writers are welcome to submit as many stories as they like.
First Place: $3,000 in cash and prizes. Minimum cash award of $100.
Second Place: $1,500 in cash and prizes. Minimum cash award of $50.
Third Place: $500 in cash and prizes. Minimum cash award of $25.
Cash portions of each award will be submitted via CashApp, PayPal, or Venmo. Participants must have or be willing to obtain one of these accounts in order to receive the cash portion of their winnings.
The remainder of each award will be presented as a credit for book development services from Volo Press Books. Credits must be used by or on the expiration date for Superior level services.
Submissions should be in PDF format using a 12-point font in a clearly legible typeface (nothing highly decorative or illustrative like Webdings or Vivaldi).
The submission should only contain two things: (1) the title of the story and (2) the story itself.
If any identifying information such as author name, email addresses, phone numbers, or social media handles are included with the submission, that entry will be disqualified.