The popular winners are announced, and our sponsors have selected the first place finalists!
Thanks to all who participated. Your creative contributions swelled the pages of Pennon, our quarterly journal.
Voting on Round 1 is live, and the top stories from each group is published in our brand new journal!
The members of the groups are now voting on who makes it into the top 3 finalist positions!
Submissions are closed for this contest! The judges are in review. (Check out the next contest!)
We will post about the top 10 contestants in the groups for peer judging in a few days!
Come one, come all! February is our first contest month, where all members are invited to send in a short story on a theme. The winners get published in our journal, online, and earn free membership to our community!
CatholicAuthor is the online community for the modern Catholic fiction writer, 17+. CatholicAuthor Teens is the private community for high schoolers, 13+! Join us each month for monthly genre challenges, quarterly contests, and a regular printable journal – Pennon.
It’s the most exciting way for writers new and old to share works in progress, give and get feedback, build your writing portfolio, make friends and networks, and get mentorship!
Winners of the contest get published in Pennon, our quarterly journal. This journal is professionally designed, the perfect gift for lovers of writing.
Check out our manifesto course, ‘How to be a Catholic Author’ – linked within the adult or teen community!
Contest Theme: Fairy Tales
Your short story submission must be between 1,500 to 3,000 words. All cultures and writing styles welcome! Original stories or retellings welcome.
Recommendation: avoid over-told fairy tales. If you choose to retell a popular fairytale, consider putting a new spin on it.
Read more about our approach to the realm of fae, and fairy tales.
See all the contest details, how to enter, what the finalists win, and more on the official contest page!