Polish off a story in your trunk and win big prizes in our quarterly writing contest.

It’s winter, the days are shorter, and so is this contest. You only have a few weeks to enter, so get them in. The theme is “Wildcard” which means you can submit any short story, just so it’s yours and 1,500 words or less.

Maybe you have a story about a penguin who wins employee of the month at his after-school job at the pharmacy. Maybe you have a story about a Shetland pony that dreams of becoming a real horse and foils a plot to kidnap the governor. Maybe you have a story that doesn’t include any anthropomorphic animals at all, but a girl can dream, right?

The deadline to enter is 11:59pm ET on March 15, 2023. We’ll announce the winners sometime in April.

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.

Details Roundup

Writing Contest Theme: “Wildcard” – any short story

Word Limit: 1,500 words or less.

Deadline: 11:59pm ET on Wednesday, March 15, 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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