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Tory’s 300 Word New Year’s Eve Writing Contest


Do you have a couple paragraphs in your manuscript where every time you come across them in editing you think, “By George, this is some good writing right here”? Then you should submit them to Tory’s 300 Word New Year’s Eve Writing Contest! The top three entries will be awarded prizes in the form of cash, editorial services, and publication for all the world to enjoy on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 2020!

This contest is free to enter and the first in what I hope will become a long-standing annual tradition. Read on for contest rules, prize details, and how to submit your entry.

What is Tory’s 300 Word New Year’s Eve Writing Contest?

This contest is as simple as they come. Your job is to write, or copy from your unpublished manuscript, 300 words of the most compelling fictional narrative you can bring to the table, and submit no later than December 10th, 2020.

Your entry can be a description of a setting, dialogue between two characters, nothing but car chases and explosions–or all those things combined! This contest is open to all genres and there is no theme. Happy, sad, suspenseful, slow-burning, scary, sexy, or sinister–I want whatever you’ve got.

The only requirement is to make me wish there were more to read!

Binding Blood Oath Agreement

By entering this contest, you agree to the following:

Esteemed contest hosts Tory Hunter and WB Welch will read and judge each entry using super-secret criteria. On New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 2020, three winners will be announced and published here at Tory Hunter Books, along with an unspecified number of honorable mentions. Prizes will be awarded on that date, and all rights will revert to the author upon publication.

Contest Rules and Deadline

You entry must be . . .

1. Between 200 and 300 words.

2. Previously unpublished. (Wattpad is okay.)

3. Amazing.

Only one entry per person. Deadline is December 10th, 2020.


First Place will receive $100, a full developmental edit of 10,000 words, and publication.

Second Place will receive $20, a critique (editorial assessment) of 10,000 words, and publication.

Third Place will receive $20 and publication.

Additionally, there will be a random drawing for a chance to win one of several Mystery Prizes. Mystery Prizes to be announced along with the winning entries and honorable mentions on December 31st, 2020.

To learn more about what comes with these editorial services, go here. Winners will be notified via email upon publication of the results.

How to Enter

1. Use the form below to submit your entry, and share this contest on any social media platform. Sharing the contest is not required, but it helps bring more eyes to your soon-to-be winning prose!

Good luck, and thanks for entering!

With love,


Enter Tory’s 300 Word New Year’s Eve Writing Contest