Write a short story on the theme “Breakthrough” and submit it for a chance to see your story published and win $100.

Spring is the season of breakthrough. Perennials are breaking through the ground. It’s a season of new hope, and a time of fresh plans.

We celebrate the greatest breakthrough of all, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, in the springtime.

We want your best story on the theme “Breakthrough.” All genres and styles of narrative writing (storytelling) are accepted, as long as it’s 1,500 words or less. It’s completely free to enter.

Your story can be funny, scary, heartwarming, compelling, or invigorating. You can interpret the theme as creatively as you want. The breakthrough can be physical, emotional, spiritual, or even ironic. Surprise us.

The deadline to enter is 11:59pm ET on June 1, 2023. We’ll announce the winners sometime in the month of June.

The winner will take home a $100 Amazon gift card and be published by The Pearl. Runner-up gets a $50 credit to spend in The Company Store.

New feature: Anyone can enter one story in this contest for free! Agents and Operatives of The Company with an account in good standing can submit up to three stories.

Entering the contest is simple. If you don’t have an account with The Company yet, you can get one for free here. Simply register, log in, and submit your story here. There’s some additional details on that page about file types, font sizes, and that sort of thing, so make sure you read all of the details before you submit.

This contest will be judged by the first-year apprentices at The Company, Alli Prince and Lindsey Backen.

To learn more about the judges, visit their websites (linked above). You can also read “As He Says” by Lindsey Backen on The Pearl here, or read “Nothingness” by Alli Prince on The Pearl here.

Details Roundup

Writing Contest Theme: “Breakthrough” – all styles and genres are welcome.

Word Limit: 1,500 words or less.

Deadline: 11:59pm ET on Thursday, June 1, 2023

Contest Prize: Winner gets a $100 Amazon gift card and their story published on The Pearl. Runner-up gets a $50 credit to The Company Store.

Who can participate? Anyone. There is no cost to enter. The writing contest is open to writers of all ages and experience levels. You may live anywhere in the world, but you must have a mailing address in the United States to receive physical prizes. If you’re an Agent or Operative level member of The Company, you can submit two additional stories for free.

Do I keep the rights to my work? Yes! We will only publish the contest winner to our website. All others retain complete control and copyrights of their work. Before publishing the winner, we will ask for permission from the author. You can still win even if you’d prefer we not publish your story.

How do I enter? Register for a FREE account with The Company. Registration is easy. Once registered, log in to submit your work for this contest.

I need help! We’d love to help you. Shoot us an email at info@writers.company. Don’t wait until the day of the deadline to ask for help. You can also ask questions on “The Company Secrets” Facebook group.

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