Current Contest

The Current Contest

Short Story Contest #31 launched on December 10, 2017.


For this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which one or more pieces of clothing play an important role. NOTE: Jewelry does not count as clothing for this contest, so crowns are not allowed but hats are okay.

GENRE RULES: No children’s fiction, no exploitative sex, no over-the-top grossout horror, and no stories that are obvious parodies of existing fictional worlds/characters created by other authors.

Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern US time, FRIDAY, March 2, 2018.

One entry per author. There is no fee for entering this contest.

Submit Your Entry



Remember to take all identifying information out of your story! Tell us who you are in the space provided for the cover letter, NOT in your story! No headers, no bylines… just the story.

If your contest entry does not get selected for publication, we will critique it for $15 (US dollars). See here for more details.

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