Short Story Contest Theme Announced!

This year's story contest theme is Lost and Found

Story Contest Theme announced!

Shout Out to Algoma Writers

Ever wanted to write a story and maybe even win a cash prize? Sharpen those pencils and put on your thinking cap for Stories in the North’s 2nd annual short story contest.

“Lost and Found” is the theme of this year’s contest. Think about all the ways things could be lost and found and you’re sure to come up with some ideas for a winning story. The theme doesn’t have to be the main focus, but it must be integral. Stories will be judged with the theme in mind. Your story can be any length up to 5000 words and any genre will be accepted.

As for who can enter, anyone living in Algoma for all or part of the year is eligible to enter. There are two divisions: young writers, aged 18 and under; or adults, aged 19 and over. First Prize in each category is $50.00, second is $30.00 and third is $20.00.

Be sure to follow the submission rules. Stories should be typed in Times New Roman 12 pt, double-spaced with one-inch margins. Your title and page number should appear on every page. Send four copies and one cover sheet with the story title and your name, address, phone and email on it. Indicate “adult” or “young writer”. Do NOT put your name on the story itself. An entry fee of $5.00 should accompany each story. Make cheques payable to Stories in the North.

Stories should be mailed to:

Stories in the North Short Story Contest
c/o Box 369,
Thessalon, ON
P0R 1L0

Stories must be postmarked by May 15, 2014.

Entry to this contest includes release of first publication rights only for a winning story. All other rights remain with the author. For stories that don’t win, all rights remain with the author.

Winners will be notified by email or mail and will then be announced on the Stories in the North website and Facebook page. A judging panel has been selected to judge all entries. Their decisions will be final.

Got more questions? Send questions to with “Story Contest” in the subject line.