2021 Skookum Spirit
Short Story Writing Contest
Here are the details for the 2021 short story writing contest and writer's showcase!
We strive to be transparent and run this contest with integrity. The goal is to celebrate the art of the short story, support writers, and encourage independent publishers and bookstores. We want this to be a fun and joyful experience for writers and readers alike.
Deadline: Monday, October 25
Fee: $10 for submission
Word Count: Not to exceed 1500 words.
Email story as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not include author name on story (this is a blind judging)
In body of email include:
Title of story
Your name (first & last)
Your city/state (address not necessary)
If you cannot attend the Writer's Showcase and are among the winning entries, we will request a mailing address at that time to send the prize money. However, we encourage you to attend in-person!
By submitting your short story you agree to allow Skookum Spirit to publish results and the story on its site. Authors retain sole ownership and copyrights of their stories and Skookum Spirit cannot sell the stories.
Payment: There are two ways to pay the $10 fee:
1) Request an electronic invoice
2) Send a check or money order to:
P.O. Box 1225
Chehalis, WA 98532
Once payment is received a formal confirmation of your story accepted into the contest will be sent.
Limit: Authors are limited to one story submission.
Prizes: 1st Place $200
2nd Place $ 125
3rd Place: $ 75
Saturday, November 6
Location TBD. We are hopeful to gather in person but also have plans for the readings to take place virtually. Save the date!
The Writer's Showcase is where a selection of short story entries are read publicly before announcing the winning submissions.
Sponsors: We are seeking sponsors to assist with prizes, venue, music, and reader fees.