Short Story Contests - Your short story submissions to our short story competition may earn you cash and Storystar front page STARDOM! Your stories will also be considered for inclusion in our future publications, which will be short story collections of the best stories from among those submitted to Storystar. *****
SHORT STORY CONTEST
Win cash and prizes, and be considered for our first Storystar BRIGHTEST STARS Short Story Collection, which will be a published anthology of the best short stories submitted to this writing competition.
HOW TO ENTER:
FREE for kids and teens who enter stories in their own age categories. All others, please Paypal $5. USD to:paypal.me/storystar1 for each story you wish to enter to the contest.
Along with your entry, please state which story your entry fee should apply to.
Note that you can enter the contest with a new story, and publish it on Storystar after you pay the fee, OR you can enter the contest for a story you've already published on Storystar in 2018 that you would like to be considered for the cash prizes and the soon to be published stories collection. If you have any questions, or would like to notify us directly of your desire to be considered, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reading your short story submissions to our writing contest and our first publication.
ESPECIALLY WANTED: TRUE STORIES by/for KIDS & TEENS:
Note that stories posted in these categories will have the highest chance of winning contests in their category and being featured on the front page of Storystar due to less competition for the spotlight and awards.
2017 TRUE STORIES CONTEST!
Here are the TOP STORIES (All Cash Winners!):
TRUE Stories Written BY Children Winner: The Tiny Brother Problem, By Neha, Born 2007, F, from Washington State
TRUE Stories Written BY Teens Winner: Silent Problems, By Ingrith Pineros, Born 1998, F, from Bagota, Colombia
TRUE Stories Written by Adults Winner: Mashed potato days for Autistics like me., By Kevin Hughes, Born 1951, M, from Wilmington, NC
2016 WRITING CONTEST BY/FOR KIDS & TEENS Here are the TOP 5 STORIES (All Cash Winners!):
Overall highest rated contest winner, as well as the highest rated story in the 'Stories written by adults FOR Children' category: Petra The Brushtail Possum, By Ryan Thomas, Born 1976, M, from Sydney, Australia
Stories written BY Children winner: Case of the Missing Pig, By Anthony George, Born 2004, M, from Nashville, TN
Stories written BY Teens winner: Oh How The Mighty Tania Has Fallen!, By Cassidy Flores, Born 2003, F, from Alberta, Canada
Stories written by adults FOR Teens Winner: Diving with Sharks, By Gordon England, Born 1954, M, from Cocoa Beach/FL
5th highest rated story overall, therefore awarded cash as well: Rainy Night, By Catherine Yating Zhu, Born 2004, F, from Portland, OR
SUMMER 2015 TRUE STORY WRITING CONTEST by/for kids/teens WINNER: ANGELINA CAO, of Portland, Oregon, as chosen by reader ratings. Her story: "Tonsillectomy"
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Summer 2015 true story writing contest. All true stories posted in the kids/teens categories from July through September were eligible to win. The winner was chosen from the combined total of ratings given to their story.
5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TRUE STORY CONTEST WINNER SELECTED BY READERS:
To BokoHaram With Love, BY MELODY KUKU, OF NIGERIA
2011 STORYSTAR SHORT STORY WRITING CONTEST WINNERS HAVE BEEN DETERMINED BY READERS!
Best true story written by or for a child: TIE: Sweet Memories by Philip Baryaruha
(Determined by the grand total of accumulated points earned by ALL of Elaine's stories published on Storystar during the entire year, as well as the overall quality of her contributions. The above story is just one among many great stories that she has generously shared, so please be sure to click on the link below it to read 'More stories by this author'.)
2010 Writing Contest Winners (Determined by highest rating and number of votes):
(Determined by panel of four judges who were provided with only the story to read, with no knowledge of the author's name and location. Note that the stories entered in this first early contest formed the basis for the creation of Storystar):