Judges
Guidelines
Prizes
FAQ
Short Story Competition
1 $1000
2 $750
3 $500
June 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019
$7 Entry fee
1 $1000
2 $750
3 $500
June 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019
$7 Entry fee
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The Short Story Project.
At the Short Story Project, we understand writers, we understand writing. Our mission is to empower you by connecting you with your readers, helping you improve your writing skills, and providing you with additional benefits you have not yet encountered anywhere else online.

Writers must have readers, and that's why we are on a constant
quest to promote reading in the digital era and to find the best short stories out there, anywhere and everywhere around the world. We provide short stories in various languages and on various media, such as text and audio.

We curate, translate, publish and record short stories that are read and listened to by over 500,000 people worldwide.
02
Our distinguished judge.
NATHANIEL RICH
NATHANIEL RICH
Nathaniel Rich is the author of three novels: King Zeno (MCD/FSG, 2018), Odds Against Tomorrow (FSG, 2013), and The Mayor’s Tongue (Riverhead, 2008). His short fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, Vice, VQR, the American Scholar, and the Short Story Project among other publications. He served as Fiction Editor of the Paris Review between 2005 and 2010. Rich is a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine and a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the Atlantic.
03
Our gracious partners.
04
The genre, the theme, the prompt.
Submitted stories can be of any theme or genre. At The Short Story Project we’re all about empowering writers and enabling you to get your stories out into the world.

The dawn of 2019 brings new light and a new beginning to all story tellers out there. Submit your story, enjoy your new beginning!
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Guidelines.
What do I
have to do
to win?
On August 1st submission closes - make sure to submit by then!

300 word maximum

Short stories in English from anywhere in the world in any genre.

$7 entry fee
What about
your rights,
you ask?
You fully own the rights of your wondrous hard-worked short stories!

Winners grant The Short Story Project the right to publish winning short stories online.

You may submit any story that you own the rights to, whether it was previously published online or not.
When does
the contest
end?
June
1st
Submission starts
August
1st
Submission ends
September
15th
10 winners are announced,
rewarded and featured on The Short Story Project
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All prizes.
10 short story writers will be awarded for their works.
The top 5 writers will be featured on The Short Story Project.
$1000 cash
Get published on The Short Story Project!
1st
place
$750 cash
Get published on The Short Story Project!
2nd
place
$500 cash
Get published on The Short Story Project!
3rd
place
$120 cash
Get published on The Short Story Project!
4th - 5th
places