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Driftwood Press - In-House Short Story Contest

Juried Show or Competition


Deadline January 15, 2021
Sponsor Driftwood Press


Driftwood Press Short Story Contest 2021



  • Fiction only.

  • 1,000-5,000 soft word limit.

  • A standard, 12-point font and single-spacing is preferred.

  • The work must not have been previously published.

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but
    please withdraw the work if the story has been
    accepted elsewhere.

  • Submit works written in English only, no translations.

  • Please submit your manuscript in a .doc, .docx, or PDF format.

  • We read submissions blind, so please do not include your name, email, or any identifying characteristics on the manuscript itself.

  • Base submission cost is $12. Additionally, we are offering a $25 dollar submission option that will include a print copy of the issue in which the winning story will be published. 


    • Submissions will be open from September 1st until January 15th.

    • Winner will be announced in April 2021.

    • The winning short story will be published in 2021.


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