Submissions are now open for the School of Kingdom Writers quarterly writing contest! This summer we’re accepting short stories on the theme “Breaking of Bread.”

Bread, literal and as a metaphor, permeates the biblical narrative and our modern day life experience. You might say that bread is elemental to human life.

“Breaking bread” typically means to come together in community, but Jesus was also the bread broken for us through his death on the cross.

You may apply this theme literally, metaphorically, or allegorically. Use your imagination and don’t be to be creative with your application of the theme.

Learn more about the theme from the School of Kingdom Writers here.

The winner of this writing contest will earn all of the appropriate bragging rights and a $100 Amazon gift card. Runner-up receives the item of their choice from the School of Kingdom Writers store.

The deadline to enter is September 1, 2021. Submitting your work is free, and you retain all rights to your work at all times. Winners will be announced by October 1, 2021.

Writing Contest Theme: “Breaking of Bread”. From the manna in the dessert to the five loaves and two fishes, bread is everywhere in the bible and everywhere in modern life as well. Write a story inspired by the idea “breaking of bread”. Explore the theme in detail here.

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 3,500 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 September 1, 2021.

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