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Enter the CTN 2023 Creative Writing Contest!

CTN is delighted to announce the return of the annual Short Story contest! This year presents a few exciting changes for interested writers. Participants will have the opportunity to enter their work into two separate categories, general and children’s short stories. Additionally, winners will be featured online and at the 2nd annual Independent Writers Fest in Clarksville, TN! Enter now here! For questions email us at

Rules of Entry

· Must be 18 years of age

· Must submit $25 entry fee per submission on CTN Website to be considered

· The work must be the original work of the submitter

· The work must be a short story of 3000 words or less

· The author must declare the category/genre of the work:

o General (Any topic, genre, audience)

o Children’s (intended readers under 14 yrs)

· The work must be submitted in double-spaced 12-point New Times Roman type

· The work must be received at by June 30, 2023

· The author must agree to allow publication of the work by Changing The Narrative

· Publishers, after which all rights are the sole property of the author.


· Blind Submission to a panel of 3 qualified Judges

· Judges will receive all qualifying entries after the close of the submission date

· Finalists will be notified by email prior to the public announcement


First Prize in either the General or Children’s category:

· Complementary Display/Booth at the August 2023 Clarksville Independent Writers Fest

· $100 Amazon gift card

· Featured on the “CTN Books” website

· Featured interview at the Clarksville Independent Writers Fest

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