Calling all writers

Enter the 2019 Short Story Fiction Contest



Release your inner author

Staff Writer, Staff Writer

Is the next best-seller in you? Do you have a story to tell the world, but just haven’t had the place to do it?

Aspiring writers are invited to enter The Tusk’s 2019 Short Story Fiction Contest.

Try your hand at being the next great Stephen King or Kim Edwards, and maybe win a prize in the process.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Submissions must be typed.
  • Submissions must be “PG.” Extreme language, or adult situations will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be original work and fictional.
  • Entries should be no fewer than 500 words and no more than 2,500 words.
  • Entries should be proofread and be free of spelling and grammar mistakes.
  • Writers must be willing to edit their submissions for length and grammar.


1st – $20 Sonic gift card

2nd – $10 Sonic gift card

3rd – $5 Sonic gift card

Winners will also have their stories published on The Tusk,

The deadline for submission is Nov. 15, 2019.

Send entries in a Word file to: [email protected]