This is Page Turner. He's looking for something to read that's not boring and snobby. He wants a story that he can't put down.
Announcing the Page Turner's Short Story Contest Winners!
FIRST PLACE: The Lovely Burning by Anonymous
SECOND PLACE: The Firing Squad by Anastazia Rudolph
THIRD PLACE: Red is the Colour of Love by Ginny Swart
Blood on My Hands
The Gauvin and the Gauvnot
This contest received over 1000 submissions! If you are not one of the winners, you still may be contacted for publication as funds and time allow. Keep on top of your email (especially in the summer) for a notice with Clumsy Spider Publishing in the subject line.
Stay tuned. This contest will open up again in summer 2021.
Grand Prize: $50 and your story published on Clumsy Spider Publishing along with your bio Second Prize (if awarded): $20 and your story published on Clumsy Spider Publishing along with your bio Third Prize (if awarded): $10 and your story published on Clumsy Spider Publishing along with your bio
After reading so many publishable works, we want to publish more. The commitment to paying writers (and not asking writers to pay submission or contest entry fees) means that our publishing capacity is limited. For that reason, we are going to take some select advertising. If you see something you like, click and buy! It will help us go through and offer publication to some of these stories that may have been necessarily overlooked the first time. See the link below to an advertisement that I chose because I'm obsessed with popcorn balls -- high in sweet, low in calories, filling -- my favorite snack for sedentary writers. (If there are products that you really love that you think would make good advertisements, use the contact form to let me know. Just make sure you are specific in your reasoning when you recommend a product.)
There are two key requirements:
Your story should be accessible to most teens, not just the avid readers.
You must submit anonymously. (Submission requirements are similar to those for standard publication here).
It should go without saying that your piece is polished and publishable. If your story needs proofing and revision, it will be rejected.
If published here, your work will be fully available to readers to see for free. I will not own your work, though. It's yours and if you choose to have it taken down at any time I will abide by your wishes. It is my hope that acceptance here will help you on your way to a traditional (and lucrative) publishing deal.
As part of my commitment to judge your writing without prejudice please do NOT provide a bio, resume, or any sort of additional information. I do not want to know your experience, age, gender, race, or anything else about you until your piece is accepted.
Your submission should be as anonymous as possible. Please remove any identifiers from your work. I understand that your email address may reveal your name. That's okay, but if you have an email that obscures your name -- even better!
You should not identify a genre for your story. Where it "fits" can be a discussion if your piece is selected. Please do not forget that this site is for writers of material for youth--middle grades through new adult.