Young writers of the world!
Time to show your creative writing talent!

2018 Lune Spark Young Writers' Short Story Contest

We’re looking for talented young writers for the 2018 Lune Spark Young Writers' Short Story Contest!
Deadline (registration or story submission): May 11, 2018.

    Think you can write a wonderful story in 1,500 words or less?
  • $1,700 cash prizes across both categories (10-13 years & 13-16 years).
  • Up to 25 stories will be published on and Kindle through Lune Spark Books' independent publishing.
  • Winners in both categories will have option to enroll in free (remote) novel-writing workshops.
  • Click here for eligibility criteria and rules for the contest.
  • Click here to visit the profiles of the judges.
  • Click here to see the winners of the 2017 contest.
  • Click here to see the book of top stories from 2017 contest.
Why do we have a nominal registration fee? We spend much more on the contest than the proceeds from the registration. We have kept a nominal fee to get entries only from young writers who are very passionate about their writing. Our fear is that opening the event for free will bring down the average quality of stories and the huge number of stories may not allow the assessment to be as thorough as it's today.