LitRejections Short Story Prize


The LitRejections Short Story Prize has closed for entries.

Our inaugural story prize welcomed submissions from writers around the world for the chance to win cash prizes and publication on our website, a site with over 100 million web hits.

We really wanted to read your stories and bring your voice to a wider audience of readers, agents, publishers, authors, and the many leading figures from all of the other creative industries, who regularly visit our website


Deadline: 1st May 2016

Max Word Length: 2000

Submissions: One Entry Per Writer

Entry Fee: $10

How to Enter: Closed for entries

Genre: Any

We are accepting entries across all genres, and thoroughly encourage those writing in any genre to make a submission. Variety is something we enjoy and a great story is a great story.

Theme: Rejection*

*Your story must have a central theme about rejection. This could be comedic in tone, romantic, a thriller, a family drama, or even a science-fiction tale.


  • 1st Prize: $250 and Story Published on 
  • 2nd Prize: $150
  • 3rd Prize: $100

The winning story will be published on our website for 1 year, allowing the numerous worldwide agents who visit our site, to read your winning story.

You can at anytime of your choosing ask for your story to come off our site, leaving your name and details instead.

Longlist Announcement

A longlist of 10 short stories will be announced on our website on 20th June 2016. The story titles and author names will be listed, along with a link to their website or social media profile. This in itself should help raise your profile even further.

Top 3 Prize Winners Announcement

The top 3 prize winners will be announced on our website on 27th June 2016.

Those from the longlist will remain on our website.

The winning short story will be published on our website in early July 2016.


Good luck and we look forward to reading your submissions.