Short Story Contest: Stories of Inspiration

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Short Story Contest: Stories of Inspiration

City Limits Publishing is publishing a short story collection titled Stories of Inspiration and we’re looking for new authors to join the mix! Do you have a short story to add? Check out the submission guidelines, and submit your story.


Stories of Inspiration – Has your main character overcome a great loss? A great trial? Is there inspiration to be found in their journey? We’re going through difficult times as a society right now. We’re looking to publish a collection of short stories focused on inspiration and overcoming adversity.


1st Place – $200 Cash Prize

2nd Place – $100 Cash Prize

3rd Place – $50 Cash Prize

All entrants whose work is published in the collection will receive a free copy of the finalized product!

Submission Guidelines:

– Original work of fiction under 5000 words

– Stories must be previously unpublished.

– All manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced

– PDF or .DOC format

– We accept multiple submissions, but each submission will include additional fee

– All works must be in English

All submissions must be received by December 30, 2020. Winners will be announced by February 1, 2021
Submission Process:
  1. Click the “Begin Submission”
  2. Select the number of submissions you’d like to make
  3. Process the payment for your submissions
  4. Check your email for a link to our secure upload for your submission. Please note, this is password protected, so you’ll need your email handy when submitting.
  5. Fill out the submission form and upload your documents.
  6. We’ll send you a confirmation email that your submission was received.
  7. We’ll contact everyone on December 30, 2020 at 12:00pm with notification the contest is closed and judging will begin.
  8. On or before February 1, 2021, you’ll receive your individual feedback, as well as the list of winners.
  9. Our anthology will publish in November and author copies will be sent out soon after.

All submissions will receive feedback from our judges after our winners have been announced at no additional cost.

Submission Fee – $10

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Once you’ve submitted your entry fee, CLICK HERE to submit your work using the password emailed to you after completing payment