Flash Contest #42, April 2022: Write a story where the character fails at everything—our winners and their work

Our April Flash Contest was based on Prompt #198 (provided by intern Sim Ling Thee), which challenged participants to write a story in which the protagonist failed at everything and ultimately didn’t succeed in the end. Unsurprisingly, this subverting prompt led to some the most inspired writing we’ve seen yet! Submissions ranged from a violin […]

Other Writing Contests

Resources for the older Stone Soup reader Perhaps you are an aspiring novelist or author but have recently “aged out” of the submission requirements for Stone Soup’s contests—this post is for you! There are numerous writing contests occurring at any given time worldwide, and it can be hard to know where to look for information […]

Annual Book Contest 2022

Get your book published by Stone Soup!  Stone Soup is thrilled to announce that we are accepting submissions for our annual book contest. This year we plan to accept two books for publication: one novel or short story collection and one book of poems. However, we do consider all submissions for potential publication. Contest Details Genre: Fiction (novel, […]