About the contest

Inkitt's Short Story Contest

Inspired by authors, informed by algorithms, and connected by over a million readers and writers worldwide, Inkitt is opening a new chapter for your short stories!

Inkitt’s Short Story writing contest gives authors the opportunity to share their stories and showcase their talent with readers worldwide.

With millions of Inkitt users, we want to discover the stories our readers love most, and so the story with the most likes will win a $150 cash prize.

What you win

A fantastic $150 cash prize.

Contest Terms

  • One winner will be selected.
  • Winning authors cannot enter the contest more than once with the same short story.
  • We will collect data on your submission from the day you join until the contest's end date.
  • Contests are not genre specific, but poetry and fanfiction will not be accepted
  • You may submit multiple entries over multiple months
  • The minimum word count per submission is 7500 words
  • Short stories must be in English
  • You must own the rights to your short story
  • Previously or currently self-published books are accepted
  • You retain all rights to your stories while posted on Inkitt
Prizes for Winners

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.