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The Bethlehem Writers Group is seeking never-published short stories of 2,000 words or fewer on the theme: Holiday Stories. “Holiday Stories” are defined as those that take place on or around any holiday from US Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, or stories that reference those holidays.

There are many such holidays, so let your imagination fly for a chance to win:

Winners will receive:

First Place:
$250 and publication in our upcoming anthology: Season’s Readings: More Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales

Second Place:
$100 and publication in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable

Third Place:
$50 and publication in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable

Click Here for Contest Submission Rules

Initial blind judging will be done by members of the Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC. Finalists will be notified by June 15, 2023.

Final selection of winners will be done by renowned short story author and editor Barb Goffman.

Contest winners will be announced on the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable website and on the Bethlehem Writers Group website by July 1, 2023.

Submissions open at 12:01 a.m. ET on January 1, 2023, and must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT, March 31, 2023.