All the pieces about our summer season writing competitors: costs and publication info

Do you want to write Do you feel bogged down and find it a little more difficult to write a story that readers love? Take part in our summer writing contest to write an amazing story, be published and even become a better writer!

Are you looking forward to the competition? We are! Read on to find out why.

Or click here to find out all the details and register for the Summer Writing Contest.

3 reasons why you should take part in a writing competition now

I recently contacted writers in our community to find out what you struggled with while writing. The answer is a lot. There is a lot to do at the moment.

Here are some things authors have told me:

"I don't feel inspired anymore."

"I don't find the motivation to write something useful."

"It is difficult for me to concentrate at the moment."

"Every time I sit on my laptop, I get distracted by a message or an email and go back to researching COVID instead of working on my novel."

"I don't see the value of writing in the face of the pandemic mood in the world."

"Maybe I lost my muse."

Do you agree with any of these statements? You do for me. If we are honest with ourselves, we can admit that writing is particularly difficult at the moment.

So this is the perfect time to take part in a writing contest!

Not convinced yet? Here are three reasons why entering a writing contest is the best thing you can do for your writing right now:

1. A writing competition is short

When you enter the competition, you will be asked to write a brand new short story. The maximum word count is 1,500 words – you will be finished with your first draft in just a few hours!

Then share it in the competition workshop. You will receive feedback on your story within a few days so that you can work on it as best you can.

On June 8th, you will present your polished story to the judges and, if you like, the short fiction break literature magazine for publication.

And then you're done! This way you get a brand new, finished and published story.

When life feels excited, it is difficult to take on a massive creative project. But a competition is small, concentrated and short. It is exactly what you need to boost your creativity and write again!

2. You start with a command prompt

Stuck? For inspiration? Have you lost your muse

Don't worry – we have your back.

The writing competition starts with a topic that should inspire you. Here is the theme for this competition:

Isolation. Alone in one room. Alone in the world. Caught together. Or. . . free from other people? Wherever your story goes and no matter how many characters it goes through, consider isolation.

3. You get feedback from a community of authors

I don't know anything about you, but one thing that I find very challenging right now is – well – isolation.

It is difficult to be at home all day every day, only with your immediate family or roommates, even if you like them. And it is difficult to be even more isolated if you live alone.

The writing contest will connect you with hundreds of other authors, all of whom are as passionate about stories as you are. In the Facebook group you can exchange ideas, develop exciting twists and encourage each other.

And you will give and receive helpful and supportive criticism in the Write Practice Pro workshop to get the feedback you need to make your story as good as possible.

At the end of the competition, you'll have a story you're really proud of, a lot of helpful comments from other authors, and maybe even some new author friends!

When the competition is over, we give feedback directly from the judges as to why your story won or not. This expert review is invaluable to take your writing to the next level.

2 more things we love about writing contests

A short, super accessible writing goal. An inspiring invitation to help you get started. Helpful feedback from an encouraging community of writers.

Could this writing competition get better?

Yes it can. There are two other elements that make this competition an exciting competition and not just a prompt:

1. You can win prizes

And who doesn't love prizes ?!

In this competition, we offer prizes in excess of $ 1,200. The main winner will receive one year of free premium membership in The Write Practice Pro. Their story will be published on the front page of Short Fiction Break and they will be invited to write monthly articles for the literary magazine. They will also receive a cash prize of $ 300.

There are also prizes for two runners-up and five honorable mentions. Check out these here!

If you get stuck writing your story, these prices may be just the right thing to keep going.

2. Everyone is published

We love celebrating good writing. You have worked hard on your story and we believe that your writing deserves recognition.

That is why we publish all the stories submitted in the competition, not just the winners. We want to help great stories find great readers.

(If you want us not to publish your story, you can unsubscribe.)

Just think: in less than a month you could have your first published story!

Are you ready to join the fun?

Are you ready to enter This is how the competition works

  • Participants are asked to write a new story up to 1,500 words long based on the contest topic: isolation.
  • You will then edit your story in the Write Practice Pro community and receive personal feedback to make your story better.
  • After you have edited your story in the writing group, you can submit your story to the competition.
  • Short Fiction Break judges select the eight winning stories.
  • Subsequently, all submitted stories will be published in the short fiction break literature magazine.

Whether you're feeling particularly inspired and ready to write, or having trouble picking up your pen, this writing contest is the perfect way to get the inspiration, focus, and support you need to make a story to write that you really love.

What are you waiting for? Join us at the beginning of summer with an exciting writing competition. I can't wait to see what you write!

I hope I see you and your story in the competition! Good luck!


Here is the theme of this competition:

Isolation. Alone in one room. Alone in the world. Caught together. Or. . . free from other people? Wherever your story goes and no matter how many characters it goes through, consider isolation.

What stories inspires you? Take fifteen minutes to write a story based on the topic. Who knows? Maybe you will draw the winner of the Summer Writing Contest!

When you're done, share the beginning of your story in the comments below and leave feedback for your writers.

And while you're at it, take part in the competition so you can enter your story and win.

Joe Bunting

Joe BuntingJoe Bunting is the author and leader of the write practice community. He is also the author of the new book Crowdsourcing Paris, a real adventure story in France. It was a # 1 new release on Amazon. You can follow him on Instagram (@jhbunting).