Contests Archive

Second Annual Literary Award Contest

1,000 words can win you $1,000. A buck a word!

And the winner is?

Our most recent kontest, the Kafka Konundrum, kouldn't kaptivate our readers. My apologies--usually I put [...]

Jose Monroy is Circling Back* with the Leader!

*If you don't know what that means, then you've been spared the horror of Zoom [...]

Diana Diehl’s Supernova of Inspiration!

"If you assume that the Big Bang happened gratuitously, you're talking about magic, not science." [...]

Goddess of Nothing! Judge Chase Katz Shall Not Bow!

“The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.” ― William Shakespeare, [...]

The Kafka Konundrum: Our newest contest

What happens when nothing happens?

And the winner is….$1,000 richer today

Getting your teeth into a story requires a little bridgework

Lucien Zell Can Keep a Secret…Can you? Entry #37

"Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere."--Elie Wiesel

Judge Chase Katz Knows That Love Hurts! Entry #36

In wine, there is truth. But in sobriety, there is change.

Roderick D. Mitchell Jr. Serves His Revenge Ice Cold! Entry #35

"Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell."--Walter Scott, "The [...]

Amy Stokes Will Be Home for Christmas! Entry #34

"Well, I don't know what to say except it's Christmas and...we're all in misery."--Ellen Griswold [...]

H. Robert Rubin Scores a Hole in One! Entry #33

"Just taaaaaaap it in."--from "Happy Gilmore"

The deadline approaches

Care for a little green with your turkey?

Dakota Brown Coming in with a Big Bang! Entry #32

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very [...]