1st Ever Plot Monster Writing Contest – Last Day to Enter

Good Morning Monsters! I hope you all have an amazing day planned!

I am so excited to announce the first ever Plot Monster Writing Contest! This month Plot Monster is officially one year old. In honor of this awesome milestone I am hosting a short story contest.

So, first the rules:

  • Each entry must be 3,000 words or less.

Okay. You can go a little over 3,000.ย  Don’t cut your story off just to meet this requirement. We’re not counting words. HOWEVER, if you send in 10 pages single-spaced, we will know you didn’t even try to meet this requirement.ย  (3,000 words is approximately 6 pages single-spaced.)

  • You may enter more than one submission.
  • The contest is open to contestants within the U.S and international contestants as well.
  • You must put your country of origin on the submission.

This is a must to ensure that you receive the appropriate prize.

  • You must be the author of your submission.

Don’t enter someone else’s work. If they want to enter, they can. It’s free.

  • Entries must be original stories that have not been published elsewhere.

If you published on your blog, social media, or self-publish and want to enter your work, you may. However, if it has been traditionally published elsewhere it is NOT eligible for this contest – but congrats on having it published!!


  • No genre requirements EXCEPT entries may not contain scenes with graphic sexual content.

None, zip, nada.

  • Mailing address and email address must be submitted with entry.

This is also has to do with prizes.

  • Entries may be received between 12 a.m. (CST) on August 1st – 11:59 p.m. (CST) August 31st.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • Winners will be notified via email.
  • Winners agree to receive prizes via electronic resources and/or postal mail.
  • Judges decisions are final.

They will each be introduced on Plot Monster at a later time.

  • I reserve the right to make changes to this contest as necessary.
  • You will retain all copyrights to the material you submit although you agree to have it published on Plot Monster and affiliate websites.
  • By entering, contestants agree to these terms and conditions.

To enter please email plotmonsters@gmail.com with ATTN: PM Writing Contest to ensure the email is received. If you do not receive a reply within 24 hours, please resubmit.


  1. There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awarded.
  2. Some entries may receive honorable mention.

The Winners will receive:

  1. Publication of their short story on Plot Monster.
  2. $50 Amazon gift card for the author’s country of origin. (1st place only)
  3. $30 Amazon gift card for the author’s country of origin. (2nd place only)
  4. $20 Amazon gift card for the author’s country of origin. (3rd place only)

Additional prizes may be added at a later date.

Winners will be announced on or around October 1, 2018.


If you have any questions feel free to comment below or email plotmonsters@gmail.com.


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