Short stories are buttoned up, complete worlds that once turned inside-out, will weave their way into conversation and thoughts, demanding to not be forgotten. Short Édition’s button fiction, stories of 8,000 characters or less, can be found in unexpected places stretching from San Francisco to Boston, France, Hong Kong, Australia, and beyond, hidden within the black box of a mystery machine — the Short Story Dispenser — and waiting to be discovered at the push of a button.


From February 12th to March 12th, Short Édition invites all writers to submit a short story for our Button Fiction, Spring Contest 2019. Every submission will be considered for publication in our Short Story Dispensers and we will award a total of $1,450.00 to selected winners: one juried winner and one public winner will both be awarded $500, and three juried runners-up will each be awarded $150. All winners and runners-up will be offered a publication contract with Short Édition.


This is Short Édition's first international contest, and we look forward to reading work from writers of all nationalities! The goal of button fiction is to make our readers travel through the words of an author on the other side of the globe or perhaps simply right down the street.


Button Fiction is storytelling brought to life at the push of a button.



Things to know

  • There is no theme for this contest.
  • We are open to fictional short stories of all genres (excluding erotica), themes, and styles.
  • All stories need to be less than 8,000 characters, spaces included.
  • This is uniquely a fictional short story prose contest.
  • We will accept one story submission per author.
  • All stories will be published on the contest website until winner announcements.

button fiction travels around the world


Contest Timeline


Submissions
Finalists
Winners
February 12th to March 12th
April 2nd to April 16th
April 16th
  • Submit your short story of maximum 8,000 characters (spaces included)
  • All qualifying submissions will be published on the contest webpage shortly after receipt
  • The public is invited to participate in the selection of 10 of the 30 finalists by reading, commenting on and voting for their favorite works
  • 20 stories selected by the Editorial Team as finalists
  • 10 Stories selected as finalists based on the highest number of votes from the online community
  • April 2nd: Annoucement of finalists
  • One winner and 3 runners-up selected by the Editorial Team
  • All finalists are set back to zero votes, and the public is again invited to participate in the selection of the public winner by voting for their favorite finalists during these three weeks
  • April 16th: Annoucement of winners

CONTACT US

For all questions, please contact us here or at hello@short-edition.com


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