For the Love of Writing...

Welcome to our writing community! A place to collaborate, inspire each other, sharpen your writing skills and submit your stories to our weekly short story contest.

How It Works


Suggest Writing Prompts

All members can suggest prompts. The prompts used for our short story contests are randomly selected from your suggestions.

Author & Wordsmith members receive early access to the weekly prompts, emailed every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. PT. Freelancer Tier (free members) can view the writing prompts on the website beginning at noon PT on Friday.

Submit Your Story

Short stories based on the weekly prompts can be submitted as a polished final draft to our weekly short story contest. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. PT each Tuesday night.

All members have the opportunity to write and submit new stories each week. There is a $5 reading fee per story. Author & Wordsmith members can waive some, or all, reading fees by using their own exclusive coupon code.


Winning Stories

All story submissions are read in the order they are received by our panel of judges. The winning story is typically selected within 2 – 4 weeks.

Winning writers receive a $15 digital Starbucks gift card, publication on our site and we share their story to our thousands of social media followers.

Each week offers members of Passing Prompts a new opportunity for publication!



Writers Forums

Members can discuss writing, share challenges and successes, and network with other writers in our Writers Forums. Do you write mysteries? Struggle with procrastination? Share your advice and learn from our other members!

ALL MEMBERS have full access to our Writers Forum.

Membership Options

* Please note: Paid memberships are monthly subscriptions and will automatically renew each month. You may downgrade or cancel at any time, however membership fees are non-refundable.

Winning Stories

Merry Xmas (The Mall is Closing)

’Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the Westfield Fashion Square, people were losing their goddamn minds like it was still Black Friday. Trish Meadows was, sadly, one of those poor souls. Her chestnut hair was askew, her red pea coat was covering up pit...

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