Short Story Contest

Short Story Competition Rules

Submission Date: December 8, 2022

1. Entries must be a fictional short story of up to max 800 words on any theme.
  1. 5th Grade - 300 to 400
  2. 6th Grade - 400 to 500
  3. 7th Grade - 500 to 600
  4. 8th Grade - 600 - 800

2. Entries must be a Word Document, double spaced and page numbered with the title on each page.

3. All entries must be the original work of the Author and include the following:
  1. Story must take place in your neighborhood
  2. A day/event must take place at Richard Allen Preparatory Charter
  3. Stories can be: action, adventure, comedy, detective, drama, dystopia, fable, fantasy, history, mystery, science fiction, or supernatural 
  4. Can include original artwork (NOT REQUIRED)


4. The Author's name must not appear as a title or in the body of any page other than the author information page.


5. Entries received after the closing date will not be considered.

6. Do keep a copy of your entry, manuscripts cannot be returned.
7. The judges’ view is final and will be announced by December 20th.
8. Entries may be made by E mail as a Word document  (pdfs cannot be accepted), or by post.

9. Top 10 entrants will be offered the opportunity to have their stories included in a Richard Allen Preparatory Collection of Short Stories.  
10. Receipt of all entries will be acknowledged by e-mail or by letter. Please remember to check your RAPCS email.

Please submit all entries via email to Ms. Brown - [email protected]