NEWS: November Contest: “Prehistory”


Get ready for an event of Jurassic proportions! I’m excited to announce the Prehistoric Prose contest.

This contest will be open to your entries from November 3, 2013, until November 23, 2013. The theme for the contest is: prehistory. That means all submitted stories must have something to do with dinosaurs, sabretooth tigers, cavemen, or a similar theme from that era.


Fifty-Word Stories: Volume OneContest winners will be chosen by Tim Sevenhuysen, 50WS editor. The five best stories received will be posted to the site from November 25 to 29.

The author of the best story, which will be posted on November 29, will receive a print copy of their choice of Fifty-Word Stories: Volume One or Volume Two.

The authors of the four runner-up stories, posted from November 25 to 28, will each receive an ebook copy of their choice of Volume One or Volume Two.

Contest Rules

  • To be eligible for this contest, stories must be received between November 3 and 23, 2013.
  • Stories must be related to the theme of “prehistoric”. Stories not related to this theme will not be considered for a prize, but may be considered for later publication on the site.
  • Submit your entry or entries to (Limit two story submissions per writer. Please send each story in a separate email. Story should be pasted into the body of the email.)
  • The subject line of your email must start with “PREHISTORY ENTRY” and include the title of the story.
  • Stories must be exactly 50 words long, not counting title and author biography.
  • Any stories received for the contest but not published during the week of November 25 to 29, 2013, will still be held eligible for later publication on the site. Entry into the contest does not guarantee publication on the site.
  • All stories must follow all guidelines specified on the Submissions page. Please read this page before sending in your entry.

I’m super excited to read a ton of stories about dinosaurs and cavemen and all sorts of cool prehistoric stuff! Let your imaginations run wild…

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