20 Sentence Story Contest

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20 Sentence Story Contest

May 20 - June 20


Do you have a short & sweet story to tell?

“Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper.” – J.S.

Submit your story to Tara Spada via email: tara@steinbeck.org

Submit your story no later than June 20th.

We will announce the winners on the last day of Anniversary Week, June 30th

Contest Rules:

  1. Stories must be no longer than 20 sentences
  2. Stories can be any type of story, fiction, argument, memoir. We just want you to put on your writer’s cap and write!
  3. Writers of any age can submit a story
  4. Only one submission per writer
  5. Stories should be typed and sent as an email attachment
  6. Stories will be judged on overall quality and content by our whole team
  7. Writers consent to having their stories published if they are picked as a winner
  8. Please provide a small introduction for yourself in the body of your submission email, this introduction will not count toward your 20 sentences