La Viness Short Story Writing Contest
2021Hosted by Renee' La Viness.
Butter and Fly do not have to be the focal
point(s) of the story, but they should be
so important that the story would not
make sense without them.
USAGE: As one word (BUTTERFLY) or two separate words (BUTTER and FLY)
Any type of BUTTER is acceptable: milk butter, peanut butter, almond butter, body butter, engine butter, butterfly, etc.. Also, any type of FLY is acceptable: a fly, butterfly, dragonfly, or other item with the word FLY in its name; or the story might require an airplane, helicopter, drone, bird, hot air ballon, sports balls, kites, fairies, ghosts, knives, arrows, or other flying objects.
1st Place - $100
2nd Place - $75
3rd Place - $50
Up to three Judges' Choice
Up to three Honorable Mention
For more information about awards, click here.
E-mail submissions will be
accepted from July 1, 2021 until
11:59 PM (CDT) on August 31st, 2021.
$10.00 USD for up to two stories per author.
Multiple entries allowed.
Winners will be announced and
awards/certificates will be mailed
on or before December 5th, 2021.
First Place will also be listed here.
Fiction or Nonfiction
Any subject / Any genre
(No erotica, gore, or poetry.)
2000 word limit, not including title
Must be a complete story. (Beginning, middle, end.)
All entries must be UNPUBLISHED* at time of submission.
ANONYMOUS SUBMISSION RULES
No identifying author information
allowed on the story pages.
Entries should be written in American English.
Font: size 12, easy to read, use curly quotes.
One inch margins.
No special "front page only" formatting is required.
Top right of every page: Title / page #
EXAMPLE: The Last Tadpole / 1
Each story should have a separate cover
page with the following information:
City, State Zip Code
Fiction / Nonfiction
# of words in story
First full line of story
Polish your story with this check list:
Questions about the contest?
Email Renee' at LSSWC@jespiddlin.com
DO NOT mention details about your story or title.
Not published in a book, ebook, audio, website, mass email, or other format that is publicly shared, including online. (This does not include items shared for critique in private writing groups. In fact, we encourage critique before submission.)
JesPiddlin - copyright 2021.