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Story Unlikely Annual Short Story Contest

31 January 2024

The Story Unlikely Annual Short Story Contest is now open for submissions.

Story guidelines:

Attention storytellers: We just want good stories! There are no restrictions on genre: fantasy, sci fi, memoir, fiction/nonfiction, etc – we don’t care as long as it’s written and told with quality and care. The story itself cannot exceed 4 500 words. There are no restrictions on age or location of participant, and no need to ask us for permission to participate in the contest.

What do I win?

A $1 500 prize package will be divvied up like so: $750 first place, $500 second place, $250 third place. The winning story will be featured on Story Unlikely’s website, will be strongly considered for our annual (print) sample magazine, and may be sent out as the bonus story for signing up, which means a lot of exposure to the winner.

All three placing stories will be published in the monthly issue, and all three will be illustrated by our crackpot team of digital editors!

Click here for the competition guidelines and submission details.


31 January 2024
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