Booksie 2017-2018 Short Story Contest

Booksie 2017-2018 Short Story Contest

Over $1,000 in prizes, exposure, fame. Enter your short story.

March 1, 2018 - Contest Closed

Congratulations to everyone who entered! The judges are reading through every single entry and we'll announce the finalists in approximately one month. Good luck to all.

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Hello, Booksie world! We're excited to announce our biggest competition yet, the Booksie 2017-2018 short story competition. We're looking for most interesting, original stories that will make us laugh, cry and see the world in a slightly different way. The winner will receive the Booksie Short Story Award, which comes with a hefty cash prize, a gold trophy badge, and one month of free Boosts. We also have awards for the runner-ups.

Special Category for Middle and High School Students

This year, to make the contest a bit more fair for our younger members, we’ve created two categories. One for middle school and high school students, and one for everyone else.

If you’re a middle school or high school student, click here to read your entry details.  
All Genres and Themes

The contest is open to all genres and themes. You can enter a previously posted story on Booksie or post a new one and enter it. 


The judging will be done in rounds.

Finalist round: We will select six finalists. Five finalists will be chosen by the editorial team. One finalist will be chosen by readers as the work with the highest number of total reads will be selected. The names of the six finalists will be announced approximately four weeks after the contest has closed.

Winner round: One grand prize winner and two runner-ups will be chosen by the Booksie Editorial team from the six finalists approximately one week after the Finalist Round is announced.



Grand prize winner. 

  • $600 cash award
  • Gold winner badge
  • One free month of Boosts for their winning story (Boosting features the story in front of Booksie’s million of monthly readers).

Two runner-ups.

  •  $150 cash
  • Silver winner badge
  • One week of Boosts for the winning entry.
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Cost: $5.95 / entry

Start: September 11, 2017

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Prize: Grand prize: $600 cash, one free month of boosts for their winning story, and a gold contest badge. Runner-ups: $150 cash, one free week of boosts for the winning story, and a silver contest badge.

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