Short Story Contest

The Rotary Club of Stratford is pleased to announce the Rotary Stratford Short Story Contest.

Call for Submissions:

Submit an original, unpublished short story between 1500-2500 words. This is open to any genre.

Prizes up to $500:
Winners will receive the following prizes:

19 and under / Teen:

  • First: $300
  • Second: $200
  • Third: $100

3 Honourable Mentions

20 and over / Adult:

  • First: $500
  • Second: $250
  • Third: $100

3 Honourable Mentions


Writers of all citizenships may enter the contest and may submit multiple submissions to this contest. Writers under the age of 19 must provide parental or guardian consent.

Important Dates:

  • Contest Opens: December 1, 2016
  • Submission Deadline: August 31 2017

Enter the Contest:

You must read and accept the Rules and Regulations of the contest to enter – use the link below.

Contest Announcements:

  • Shortlist Announcement: September 2017
  • Winner Announcement: October 20-23 2017 during the Stratford Writers Festival
View the Rules and Regulations