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Lune Spark Young Writers’ Short Story Competition

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Competition deadline: 28th April 2018

Lune Spark are looking for talented young writers like you for the 2018 Lune Spark Young Writers’ Short Story Competition.

Think you can write a wonderful story in 1,500 words or less?

  • $2,700 cash prizes including Online-only & On-the-Spot contests.
  • Up to 25 stories will be published on Amazon.com and Kindle through Lune Spark Books’ independent publishing.
  • Winners in both categories will have option to enrol in free (remote) novel-writing workshops.
  • Click here to visit the profiles of the judges.
  • Click here to see the winners of the 2017 contest.
  • Click here to see the book of top stories from 2017 contest.

Terms and Conditions

  • The story must be original, previously unpublished, and up to 1500 words long. We will be flexible to allow up to 1650 words if author thinks that would make story better. Any stories with more than 1650 words will be disqualified.
  • Picture stories are not eligible.
  • All contestants must register latest by April 28, 2018.
  • The winners will be announced on June 30, 2018 on this page.
  • You can see 2017 contest winners on this page.
  • An anthology of up to 25 stories will be independently published on Amazon and Kindle at no cost to the author by Lune Spark Books. Lune Spark will bear the cost of collaborative editing and proofreading of the stories before publishing. Each writer/legal guardian will be asked to sign a separate agreement with Lune Spark for the story to be included in the anthology.
  • The stories will be judged on theme, style, and creativity.
  • The stories containing vulgarity or obscenity will be disqualified.
  • All selections by the judges will be final and not subject to appeal.
  • Online Contestants: You must send us your story by May 04, 2018 by email — in word, txt, or PDF format to youngwriters@lunespark.com. Please include following information in the email:
    • “2018 story contest” in the subject of the email.
    • The full name & age of the contestant (as of May 20, 2018) at the top of the email.
    • Your ticket order number generated at the time of registration (to help us map the stories to orders)
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