Welcome Writers and Lovers of Good Writing

The purpose of Short Story Land is to celebrate the art of the short story while offering writers worldwide the opportunity to submit their work to one of our bi-annual short story writing contests and possibly win a cash prize, have their story published on ShortStoryLand.com and have their story included in our upcoming anthology of short story winners, to be published in 2020 by Myakka Press and distributed internationally, in ebook and print formats, by IngramSpark.

The short story was the most recent literary form to develop. Nathaniel Hawthorne is widely considered the first American short story writer, producing stories such as Young Goodman Brown and the collection, Twice Told Tales, among many others, between the 1830’s and 1850’s.

I would suggest that any aspiring writer begin with short stories. These days, I meet far too many young writers who try to start off with a novel right off, or a trilogy, or even a nine-book series. That’s like starting in at rock climbing by tackling Mt. Everest. Short stories help you learn your craft.” – George R.R. Martin

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Short Story Contest

We invite you to submit your short story(s). Our bi-annual competitions offer cash prizes and the chance of publication on our site and and in our yearly print anthology.

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