Competition Announcements

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‘Summer 2021’


ROMANTIC SHORTS is thrilled to announce our
Summer 2021 Writers’ Competition.

JUNE 30, 2021, 11:59PM EST

July 30, 2021, 12:00PM EST
(tentatively, depending on number of entrants received)

$35 CAD

1st Place: $250 CAD and publication at
2nd Place: $150 CAD and publication at
3rd Place: $100 CAD and publication at
Honourable Mentions: Offer of publication at,
for which currently pays $50 CAD

We’re looking for fresh, unique concepts, captivating characters, and unforgettable plots.

If you can find a way to build a great romance in the middle of a global pandemic, we’re listening!
Summer theme? Yep!
Tech in the 2020’s? Write on!!

This competition is open to stories that are, first and foremost, a Romantic Short, and must adhere to our Submission Guidelines, linked here. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these details, preferably before writing your story. All submissions by writers who have obviously not followed our guidelines will be immediately removed from consideration.

And now, all that remains is to check out the Competition Guidelines below and start writing. As always, if you have any questions at all, check out our FAQ’s Page. If you don’t find your answer there, shoot us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. You can also just shoot us a message to say hi. We like that.

Click here for Competition Guidelines.