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Last updated Dec 20th, 2023

Reedsy Short Story Contest โ€” submit to be featured and win $250! ๐Ÿ“

Reedsy sends a newsletter every Friday with five themed writing prompts (which can also be found on the Reedsy Prompts page). Writers have one week โ€” until the following Friday โ€” to submit a story based on one of these prompts. Our team will pick a winner each week who will be featured on our blog, win $250, and may be featured in an upcoming issue of PROMPTED, Reedsyโ€™s short fiction magazine. Sign up here to participate in our contest.

Read our contest's full Terms of Use here.

How do I submit a story?

  • To submit your story, please follow these steps:
  • Sign up for a free Reedsy Prompts account;
  • Select one of this weekโ€™s five prompts from the top of the Prompts page and write a story;
  • Enter your title and story into the submission page;
  • Choose whether you want to submit the story for official consideration in the paid contest or post it to your profile for free.
  • If you want to enter your story for consideration for the $250 prize, hit โ€œSubmit to contest ($5)โ€ and follow the onscreen instructions to enter your payment details.
  • If you donโ€™t want to enter your story into the competition, hit โ€œPublish to profile (free).โ€

To learn more about how the contest works, please head to this page.