Do you write magical short stories?

Deadline – April 1; Award – up to $500 ($10 entry fee)

The pen may just be mightier than the magic wand. Why not find out?

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The pen may just be mightier than the magic wand. Why not find out?

500 Word Short Story Contest

Are you an author who loves magic? Do you have an idea for a super short story that needs to be shared with the world? If you answered yes to both of those questions this contest is for you! 

The story can be about anything magical. Maybe it’s something that you’ve experienced in real life or it’s something you’ve created. Maybe it’s the start of a great idea. Maybe it’ll be the thing that inspires you to finally publish your book.

Sadie Tells Stories loves all things magic and wonder. And she loves not just the magic she can create but sharing the magic that others do as well. She can’t wait to read your stories!

Write a short story, under 500 words that is all about magic. It can be for any age group. It can be fiction or non-fiction. Get creative. Have fun. And share your magic with the world!

Sadie Tells Stories will be accepting submissions for the Writing Magic Flash Fiction Writing Competition from until 11:59 pm PDT on April 1st 2023.

To be eligible, entries must be under 500 words and include an element of magic. Stories can be either fiction or non-fiction. Entrants can submit as many times as they like. All entries must be submitted using the online form. 

When you submit you are automatically added to receive the Sadie Tells Stories newsletter. You can unsubscribe anytime, but you might want to stay on it until the contest results have been shared.

Sadie Tells Stories reserves the right to cancel this contest at any time. Upon cancellation all submission fees will be returned.

Copyright – By submitting an entry you give Sadie Tells Stories permission to use your entry in the following ways: Winning stories will be announced in the Sadie Tells Stories Newsletter and shared on the Sadie Tells Stories website. Writers retain copyright of their stories and we encourage you to submit your story to other contests at any time.

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