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Competition Writing

Contest Description

Thinking of Writing a Short Story this November? Always wanted to write but haven't had the time? We've got you covered!
With the launch of our Novel Writing Bootcamp, and as a proud sponsor of National Novel Writing Month 2019, November is a huge time for Inkitt's Short Story Writing Community. And we have some exciting news for you!
Upload your short story to our November Short Story Writing Contest to be in with a chance of winning $2000 and having an editorial feedback session with Bryan Thomas Schmidt, award-winning editor of The Martian and the literary guru at the heart of Inkitt's FREE Novel Writing Bootcamp.
Whether you're following the advice of Bryan in our Bootcamp or participating in NaNoWriMo 2018, we encourage you to submit your novels chapter by chapter throughout November so that you can get feedback from your fellow writers and readers while you work. Our Short Story Writing Contest offers a fantastic community for you to connect with other authors and seek motivation during your writing journey. This Competition is International.

  • Authors retain all rights to works submitted to the contest.

  • Submission Deadline

    11:59pm PST on November 30th 2019

    Prizes for Winners

    1st Place (only possible for short stories 3,000 words)

    $2000

    Professional feedback session with Bryan Thomas Schmidt

    Special promotion for your story

    2nd Place

    Professional feedback session with Bryan Thomas Schmidt

    $1000

    Special promotion for your story

    3rd Place

    Professional feedback session with Bryan Thomas Schmidt

    $500

    Special promotion for your story

    Click Submissions to find out how to enter.