The Writing Quarter Competition


The Writing Quarter runs monthly free to enter short story & writing competitions. These are ongoing monthly competitions with the deadline being the last day of each month.

We’re looking for short stories of up to 3,000 words (open theme). The prize is $30.


Competition Rules

  • This competition is open to all writers aged 18 or over regardless of their nationality or country of residence.
  • Entrants should submit no more than one entry per month.
  • This competition is open theme with a maximum count of 3,000 words and entrance is free.
  • This is an ongoing monthly competition with a deadline on the last date of every month.
  • Writers may submit their entry to [email protected]. Unfortunately, we cannot accept postal entries.
  • Please include the word count on the first page and submit your entry in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and OpenOffice/NeoOffice (.odt).
  • Your entry should be double-spaced. Regarding fonts, we prefer that you use Courier or Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Your story must not have been previously published and must not have won a monetary prize in any other writing competition. All submissions should be the writer’s original work.
  • We will select one winner every month. The winner will receive $30. The prize money will be sent through PayPal.
  • We will notify the winner by the 30th day of the following month. The results will be published on our website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages by the 30th of the following month. We reserve the right not to award any prize if we are dissatisfied with the standard of entries.
  • Authors retain all rights to their work.
  • The winning author will be given the option to publish their story on our website.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into.