july, 2019

24jul1:00 am1:00 amNature Calls! Short Story ContestUSA Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: 3,000
Top Prize: $345

Event Details

The theme is Nature. Write a short story of 1200-3000, that deals with Mother Nature, human nature, or both! The winner will be awarded the Verdant Cup and $345 in greenbacks. It will be awarded to the story that in the view of our judge(s) nurtures the readers’s interest, while demonstrating the principles of good storytelling presented in our self-paced course: BETTER STORYTELLING currently available at no cost.

The judge(s) will also take the enthusiasm expressed toward the story during the reading period into account.

The winning author will be showcased on the site, the story & their bio may be featured in other promotions and they will receive a one year membership in Join Our Story (pursuant to terms and conditions).

Exemplar Prizes – awards of $34

Exemplar prizes may be awarded to community members whose participation exemplifies Join Our Story’s spirit during the reading period.

These winners may have their stories featured on the website and may appear in promotional materials. They will also receive a six month membership in Join Our Story (pursuant to terms and conditions).

All submissions must be original, previously unpublished work of the author; entered only through procedures detailed above; between 1,200 and 3,000 words in length and in English.

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