A big THANK YOU to our wonderful partners that work with us to help judge, promote and sponsor our Short Story Contests.

Aeternum Designs

A graphic design company specializing in professional book cover art for fiction & non-fiction authors. They design covers for ebooks, paperbacks and dustjackets for hardcovers.

Blue Moon Publishers

Toronto-based Blue Moon Publishers works with new and established writers to create quality fiction and non-fiction books.

Denise H. Sutton

Denise H. Sutton, Ph.D., is the author of Globalizing Ideal Beauty: Women, Advertising, and the Power of Marketing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, paperback). An expert on advertising beauty, Sutton has lectured widely on the subject at universities and at corporations such as Unilever, and currently lectures at the Fashion Institute of Technology—SUNY.


The do-it-yourself alternative to an MFA in writing – we create tools and techniques to help writers get their words on the page and their stories out into the world. Write that book you’ve always dreamed of writing. Learn to read with laser-sharp focus. Build a supportive writing network. DIY MFA helps you get the MFA experience without going to school so you can get the “knowledge without the college.”

Firefly Creative Writing

The hub of resources for people who want to write, but just don’t seem to be writing. They offer writing coaching, retreats, online classes and manuscript services.

Jenny Milchman

Jenny Milchman is the author of last year’s Mary Higgins Clark award winning debut, Cover of Snow, and this year’s follow up thriller, Ruin Falls. An ardent lover of bookstores, Jenny founded the holiday Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, and recently returned from a four month/20,000 mile book tour.

Kelly Boyce

Kelly Boyce is a multi-published author of both western and regency historical romances. The third book in her Sins & Scandals Series, A SINFUL TEMPTATION, will be released November 2014.

One More Story Games

One More Story Games is an emerging interactive gaming platform, providing a virtual space for both readers and writers to thrive.  Mystery writers create intricate stories played by users, ultimately providing authors the opportunity to be published to a worldwide audience.

Short Story Insights

A blog created by Susanne Carter as a forum for discussion for those who love to read and discuss short stories with features, reviews and analysis of contemporary collections of short stories.

Take Your Child to a Bookstore

The first Saturday in December, over 700 bookstores celebrate Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. Help spread the word!

Toronto Horror Writers

Toronto Horror Writers is a group for those who enjoy writing tales of horror, suspense, the paranormal and the macabre to get together and socialize, share their works, and receive constructive feedback, and to become better writers in the process.