august, 2022

wed31augAll DayWriterwerx University Short Story ContestUSACategory:Short StoryEntry Fee:$25 Max word count:2000 Top Prize:$2,500 in prizes, including at least $150 cash.

Event Details

The fourth annual Writerwerx University Short Story contest pits concise writers from all over the country against each other. With no theme or topic restrictions, this is a true literary brawl to see who has the writing prowess to come out on top.

Each entrant submits a piece of 2,000 words or less as a PDF that contains only the title of the work and the work itself. The title is not included in the word count

The remainder of the award amount is provided in editorial services vouchers from Volo Press Books. Writers can put these prizes toward professional editing or design for books, or professional editing for short stories, poetry, and other works.

Entrants must be 18 or older and citizens or permanent residents of the United States to be eligible to win.

First place winners go on our “Winners” page and have their work shared with our network of more than 20,000 readers and writers.


Writerwerx University is a free, online educational resource for writers. Following each lesson at your own pace, you get step-by-step guidance on strategies for planning, writing, revising, editing, designing, promoting, and publishing books as an indie author. We believe the story a writer has inside them deserves to be told, and aim to give writers the resources to do so effectively and efficiently.

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