Submit Your Original Short Story for a Chance to Present at the Stratford Writers Festival!

Call for Submissions!

The Rotary Club of Stratford has launched a short story contest and is calling for your submissions of original, unpublished short stories between 1500-2500 words. This contest is open to ANY genre!

The winners will be announced during the Stratford Writers Festival on October 20-22, 2017.

Up to $500 in Prizes!

There are two categories in which you can submit your story: Teen (Age 19 and under) and Adult (Age 20 and over)

Winners will receive the following prizes:

19 and under / Teen:

  • First: $300
  • Second: $200
  • Third: $100

3 Honourable Mentions

20 and over / Adult:

  • First: $500
  • Second: $250
  • Third: $100

3 Honourable Mentions


Writers of all citizenships may enter the contest and may submit multiple submissions. Writers under the age of 19 must provide parental or guardian consent.

Important Dates:

Contest Opens: December 1, 2016

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017

Submission Cost:

This contest is FREE to enter.

Enter the Contest: 

You must read and accept the Rules and Regulations of the contest to enter. Upon review, you will be directed to a page to upload your submission.

Rotary Club of Stratford Short Story Contest Rules and Regulations

Contest Announcements:

Shortlist Announcement: August 2017

Winner Announcement: October 20-23 2017, during the Stratford Writers Festival

Good luck!

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