The 50 Word O’Henry Contest
Announcing James Dillingham Young Award: We love the 50 Word Horror Contest because the stories always turn out so wonderful. They have great plots, creepy character, monsters, things that make you want to read them. Having a Christmas story contest doesn’t always go the same way. Honestly most of the stories turn out kinda bland….
To that end, instead of having a Christmas contest, we are having an O’Henry contest. O’Henry wrote so many twist stories. Think “Gift of the Magi,” that’s what we are looking for in 50 words. We are looking for stories with a twist. It can be scary, uplifting, funny, anything as long as it has a twist. If they have a little bit of a Christmas flare that might help, but it is not required.
The deadline for these stories will be December 20, 2016. We will do our movie and a chat on December 23. I know this is the busiest time of year for everyone, but if you win you will be buying yourself $1000 in ads and promos on our site.
Story must have a twist and can be in any genre
It must be 50 words or under
Deadline is December 21
Must be posted in the comments
If you win this you will be the title holder of the EWR: James Dillingham Young Award. This way you can tell your friends, or stick it in your bio.
Richard Edwards has a BFA in Creative Writing and Journalism from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in Education from the University of Akron. Managing editor of Drunk Duck, poetry editor for Prairie Margins, reporter for Miscellany, Akron Journal, Lorain Journal…check our About Us page for more. Also here is info on our On Classic Articles