The submission period has closed for This is Writing’s short story contest. Carolyn and I are part of the judging panel. We’re excited! There were 42 entries that came in from colleges and universities all over the world. The picture above is the actual stack of entries that we’re going to work through over the next 30 days.
But we’re up for the challenge! Winners of the contest will be announced September 16, 2017.
There are some nice cash prizes for the winners of the contest.
1st – $400
2nd – $200
3rd – $100
6 runner ups – $50
All winners of the contest will also be published in a short story compilation that This is Writing is putting together. I’m amazed at the level of participation put forward and can’t wait to dive into these stories over the next month.
Stories came in from students studying at:
- Carleton University
- College of the Sequoias
- Curtin University
- Flinders University
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- Massey University
- Monash University
- Rutgers University
- Ryerson University
- San Diego State University
- University of Technology Sydney
- University of Texas El Paso
- University of Toronto
- Wilkes University
Pretty awesome huh? We’re going to reach out to some of our favorite writers from the contest after the winners have been announced and try to get them on the show to do a session with us. Stay tuned and keep creating!