Submissions are now open for the School of Kingdom Writers quarterly writing contest!

You can submit right here by logging in and navigating to “Contest”. It’s free and you retain all of the rights to your work. Plus there are cool prizes.

This quarter we’re looking for your best flash fiction! The theme is “Unexpected Beginnings,” interpret it as you may.

All submissions should be less than 1,000 words and must be submitted by December 1, 2021. This contest is open to all English-speaking writers. There is no cost to enter.

The theme—unexpected beginnings—is yours to interpret and apply as you wish: literally, metaphorically, or allegorically.

We’re looking for stories that can quickly develop a scene, character, and conflict within the word count. Even though your story is short, it should still have a beginning, a middle, and an end. The best flash fiction tells as much of the story by what’s not on the page.

Your story may be true or fictional. You may write in any genre or writing style you wish.

The winner of this month’s writing contest will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and be published to the School of Kingdom Writers website.

Writing Contest Fast Facts

Writing Contest Theme: “Unexpected Beginnings”. Everything comes from somewhere. Tell us about an unexpected beginning, real or imagined.

Prizes: Winner receives a $100 Amazon gift card. Runner-up receives the item of his or her choice from the School of Kingdom Writers store.

Genre: All genres and writing styles are welcome. Stories may be set in the past, present, or future.

Length: Submissions must be no more than 1,000 words. There is no minimum word count.

Manuscript Formatting: Keep it simple. Choose a readable font in a standard font size. Times New Roman 12pt is a great choice. Do not include your name on your submission.

How to Enter: Create a free Kingdom Writers Guild account here. After you log in, you’ll see a link to submit your work. Simply fill out the form and upload your work. You’re done!

Deadline: All submissions must be received by 11:59pm ET on December 1, 2021.

Don’t wait. You have nothing to lose! Give it a shot and submit your work today.