Submit your short story of between 3,000 and 5,000 words to compete against writers from all over the country.
Ballooning Cash Prize
The more entries we get, the bigger the cash pot. All the way up to $2,400! That can buy a lot of books!
Ample Submission Time
Need some time to whip up a competitive masterpiece for the contest? No problem! Our contests last months, not days, so you have plenty of time to create a masterpiece specifically for this competition or to polish something you've already written.
Try and Try Again
Submit as many times as you like! Most creative people write poems, stories, and books in various styles and genres, so there's no reason to limit yourself to just one entry!
- $20 - $2,400 cash (via CashApp or mailed money order)
- $50 in Pleascentries merchandise
- $90 in premium consignment placement at VoloPressBooks.com
- $500 off book publishing services from Volo Press Books
- Placement on the Winners page at VoloPressBooks.com
- Announcement of their winning article across Volo Press Books’ social media profiles
- The winning article will be featured in the Volo Press Books newsletter
- $50 - $950 cash (via CashApp or mailed money order)
- $25 in Pleascentries merchandise
- $100 off book publishing services from Volo Press Books
The Judging Process
- Your entry is received and reviewed for eligibility by the Executive Judge.
- That judge then reads and rates the entry.
- It is then passed along to the guest judges for review and rating.
- Once the contest deadline has passed, the top five entries from the guest judges are chosen.
- The Executive Judge then adds their rating to the scores of those top five and the winner is the entry with the highest combined score. The second highest becomes the second place winner.