Short Story Competition 2: Send Us Your 1,000 Word Story

By Daniel Scocco

All right folks, it is time to run another Short Story Competition. The first one was highly successful with 86 entries and voting rounds that went for almost 2 months.

This time, however, instead of 500 words you will be able to use 1,000. The rest of the rules are the same as you can read below.

The Rules

  • The deadline for the submission is the 4th of January 2009 (midnight). Submissions must be made via email to
  • Send your story either in the body of the email, or as a .doc attachment
  • The stories must be in English, original, and must not have been published in the past
  • Your story must have 1,000 words or fewer. All topics and formats are allowed.
  • By taking part on the competition you allow DWT to publish your story online one time. After that we will not hold any publishing rights over the material
  • All the stories will be published on the blog in January and February 2009, and voting rounds will take place
  • The two stories with the highest number of votes will win the prizes

The Prizes

The competition will be sponsored by WhiteSmoke. It will offer 2 full licenses to the executive edition of its writing software (with a value of $310 each).

If you are interested in offering another prize to this competition in exchange for some exposure, please contact us.

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23 Responses to “Short Story Competition 2: Send Us Your 1,000 Word Story”

  • les

    Profanity ok?

  • Chris M

    Nah! Too soon after NaNoWriMo.

  • Bill in Detroit

    So … all rights revert to the author on March 1, 2009?

    I’m in.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Bill, that is correct.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Chris, for someone who did NaNoWriMo, a 1000 word story should be a walk in the park 🙂

  • les

    Just sent mine in!

  • JD

    Can we submit more than one story? I have one done and one in progress and would like to send both…

  • Daniel Scocco

    @JD, only 1 per person.

  • Tower_Keeper


    So true! However, I have two previous outstanding WIPs yet to be finished and a group of people who are anxiously awaiting one of those books to be finished. Too many irons in the fire as they say.

    Happy Holidays!!


  • Katt

    Oooo fun!!! Just sent mine in!!!

  • Ankit Kdpal

    is this country specific?i’m from india.can i participate?

  • Amanda

    Hey i was wondering. For the email adress we send it to is it: ?

    because it says and i just wanted to make sure i sent it to the right email adress

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Do we get a confirmation email once you have received our story?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Do we receive a confirmation email once our story has been sent in?

  • chetan

    i was not able to send my story on so i sent it to… can i receive a confirmation for the mail sent..???

  • Katt

    I didn’t get a confirmation when mine was sent either. I tried to send an email asking if they got it, but I didn’t get an answer. When do you plan to post the stories for voting?

  • Cécile

    Are there any more competitions? I’m new to this site, and I’ve missed the first two…

  • Mohammad Iqbal

    What is the difference between “SO MUCH” AND “VERY MUCH”?

  • Billie

    I can’t send my competition entry via email, because the address ‘’ is not a valid email address. How can I send my competition entry? Please tell me!

  • Steve

    Hi. Is this site still active? Two competitions listed as active say “submit by January 2009”

    Thank you

  • Khaing Mar Lar Phyo

    I would like to get your news concern with english short stories and dramma ,tale and poem . As for me ,i am preparing for the IELTS exam. Thus , you help me , please . You send me this lessons .
    Thanks ,
    Khaing Mar Lar Phyo

  • kanjika ram

    This web is really good it allow young people to startup but they should organize competions quite in a month i was taking forward to take part but the last competition was in year 2009.

  • Maryam Abdul quddus

    Well, I’ve missed the competition. When is it being held again?

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