The Writing District Contest
Total awards: 50 $
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Info & Rules

Contest info


We run a free to enter short story writing contest.

Deadline: Last day of every month

Prize: $50 

We accept short stories up to 3,000 words. Open theme.

Contest Rules

This contest is open to all aged 18 or over, regardless of nationality or country of residence.

Limit of one entry per month. 

Free to enter 

Maximum 3,000 words. Open theme.

This is an ongoing monthly contest. The closing date is the last date of every month. 

Entries should be submitted to Unfortunately, we don't accept postal entries.

Word count should appear in the upper right-hand corner of the first page.

Send your entry as an attachment. We only accept the following formats: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and OpenOffice/NeoOffice (.odt).

Entries should be double-spaced. Font: Use Courier or Times New Roman, 12 point.

All submissions should be the writer’s original work. Story must not have been previously published and must not have won a monetary prize in any other contest. 

One winner will be selected every month. The winner will receive $50. Payment is made through PayPal.

The winner will be notified by the 30th day of the following month. The results will be published on The Writing District website, our monthly e-newsletter, and on our Facebook and Twitter pages by the 30th of the following month. 

Authors retain all rights to their work.

The winning author will be given the option to publish their story on our website. 

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into.

Number of winners







Short Story

Start date

26 April 2018  -  31 October 2018


26 April 2018  -  31 October 2018


26 April 2018  -  31 October 2018



One winner will be selected every month. The winner will receive $50.
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Age restriction: 18 /

Available for citizens: Worldwide