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Welcome to Zip06's Strictly Short Story Contest
Presenting Sponsor RJ Julia Independent Booksellers

Winning a writing contest can bring you recognition and help get your work noticed by agents and editors. Find out if you have what it takes by entering the “Strictly Short Stories Writing Contest”!

The contest, sponsored by R.J. Julia Independent Booksellers in Madison, is open to writers age 21 and up, who live in our towns of coverage, and who have access to the Internet for online submission.

The competition is open to previously unpublished prose written in English. We are looking for short story manuscripts of 2,500 words or less, on any theme, and in any style.

Stories will be judged on originality, creativity, and artistic quality. Enter between Thursday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 1. Our winner will be announced the week of December 12, and the winning entry will be published in print and online at

A Grand Prize will be presented by R.J. Julia Booksellers at an award event the night of December 15* and runner up prizes from the Shoreline Arts Alliance.

*award night subject to change but winner will receive notice

Please see official rules page for a full list of details and entry information.
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