Spring is a time of new life. Resurrection. Reseeding. Starting again. Fresh blooms.

For this quarter’s free writing contest, we want your best flash fiction on the theme “Back to Life”. This is an opportunity to prove your work, and the winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and have their story published to the School of Kingdom Writers website.

We’re giving you a little more breathing room this time. The maximum word count for this contest is 1,500 words. Short stories of all types, genres, and styles are welcome, but it should be narrative in nature (a story, not poetry, lyrics, etc.)

This writing contest is open to all English-speaking writers anywhere in the world. There is no cost to enter.

SOKW Students - Thirzah, Anya Israel, Leanna Hampton, Michaylah Malone

This quarter’s contest will be judged by the first-year writers at the School of Kingdom Writers: Thirzah Griffioen, Leanna Hampton, Anya Israel, and Michaylah Malone.

There are a million directions you can take this theme. Have some fun with it and don’t be afraid to get weird (you should meet the SOKW students). Your short story can be inspiring, creepy, realistic, fantasy, or even a true story, just so it’s a story.

All submissions must be received by the end of the day on June 1, 2022.

Curious what it takes to win? Check out past winning submissions on the School of Kingdom Writers website here.

How do I enter? Register for a Kingdom Writers Guild account. Registration is free and easy. Once registered, log in to submit your work for this writing contest. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59pm ET on June 1, 2022.

The Kingdom Writers Guild (KWG) is a community of Christian writers. There’s no cost to register and you’ll also have access to classes and a variety of resources.

KWG is a resource provided by the School of Kingdom Writers. Check out our classes, too. We are now accepting applications for our full-time program.

Writing Contest Questions and Fast Info:

Theme: “Back to Life” You can interpret this theme as creatively as you wish. All genres, writing styles, and settings are welcome.

When is the deadline? 11:59pm ET on June 1, 2022.

What is the word limit? All submissions must be less than 1,500 words.

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.

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.

Who will judge? The SOKW full-time students will select a winner by July 1, 2022.

What do you win? The winner will receive bragging rights, recognition for their accomplishment, and a $100 Amazon gift card. With the author’s permission, the winning story will also be published to SOKW.org.

The runner-up will receive recognition and one item of their choice from the SOKW store–>Check out all of the cool fall stuff. (Must reside in the United States)

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

I need help! We’d love to assist you. Shoot us an email at mailto: contest@sokw.org. Don’t wait until the day of the deadline to ask for help. This contest is administered by volunteers, and we don’t offer 24/7 support. You can also ask questions on the KWG Forum or the Facebook group.

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