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I am happy to announce the eighth annual Short Story Contest. The first seven years were full of surprises, and great stories. Volume 3, 4 & 5 were distributed to over 1,000 Texas Libraries for FREE as part of the DEAR Texas Literacy Program that supports Title 1 schools and libraries.  Due to COVID19 volumes 6, 7, & 8 were not able to be distributed through normal channels.  We are eager to get them out in 2024 when possible.

This exciting annual contest is open to any Texas Authors and we have an additional contest for Indie Authors from around the world that has a short story to tell. Great prizes are given to the top three winners of each genre, including printed copies of the anthology, memberships, and cash prizes.

A NEW edition to this year's contest is a quarterly finalist contest.  Each quarter has a specific genre theme you can enter for additional credit and bragging rights.  Jan - March is Non-Fiction, April - June is Children's, July - Sept. is Fiction, Oct - Dec is Middle School & YA short stories.

View some of our past winners reading their stories on video, or listen to them on audio.

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Donations $2.00 from each book gets Texas Authors books into schools & libraries
Short Short, easy to read and fun.
Stories Quick reads that take you away.
Winners Some of the best stories Texas Authors have to offer.

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Any writer who lives in Texas is eligible to submit a short story in any category. The 2016 contest will begin on March 1st with a $30 entry fee per story. The minimum count allowed is 1,500 words, the maximum word count allowed is 3,000 words. A Texas writer can enter as many stories as they would like. The story can not have been published at any time in any form. No poetry will be accepted for entry.
Effective for the 2023 Contest, we are now taking entries throughout the year. There is an additional quarterly contest as follows: Jan - March is Non-Fiction, April - June is Children's, July - Sept. is Fiction, Oct - Dec is Middle School & YA short stories.
Short Stories by Texas Authors is an annual contest to find the best Texas Authors while raising money for literacy programs. This is one of the many brain storms from B. Alan Bourgeois the director and founder of Texas Authors, Inc., a not for profit organization designed to help support and market Texas Authors.