Premise: Write a short story or the first chapter of a novel in the fantasy genre (any of its sub-genres), featuring themes involving fathers, mothers, or parenting. 8,000 words maximum.

Announce: April 26, 2018

First deadline: May 20

Extended deadline: June 6

Date of publishing: June 14-20 (Father’s Day)

Click here for more about this year’s four writing contests.


Contest Prizes:

One Grand Prize Winner: A digital Liberty Island library of 10 ebook titles of your choosing

One Runner Up: A digital Liberty Island library of 6 ebook titles of your choosing

1-5 Honorable Mentions: a digital Liberty Island library of 3 ebook titles of your choosing


Contest Rules

  • You can submit as many entries as you want to each contest.
  • However, do not submit the same story to multiple contests.
  • Entries to any contest can be submitted at any time, as long as the extended deadline has not yet passed.
  • The cut-off hour on each extended deadline will be Midnight, Eastern Standard Time.
  • Submit your entries to [email protected], please include which seasonal contest you are submitting and the title of your piece in your subject line.
  • In your submission email you are welcome to include a summary of your story, bio of yourself, and/or information about your writings. However, these are not required.
  • Submit your stories in Microsoft Word format, attached to your email.
  • Co-authored stories with two writers may be submitted.
  • Visual and media components can be included in stories (either original drawings/music/photographs or embedded media from YouTube or other online sources)



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