McKeel Academy Short Story Writing Contest

Short Story Flyer


Paedeia, LLC is sponsoring a writing contest for high school students at McKeel Academy of Technology in Lakeland, FL. Interested student authors are invited to submit an original short story from any genre of the author’s choosing. Two stories will be chosen from each grade level (9-12). There are no restrictions on when the stories were written. As such, students are permitted to submit manuscripts that they have worked on in the past. Winning short stories will be selected by our editor and will be included in a book published (as an ebook and in paperback) by Paedeia, LLC.

Due Date: Friday, March 4, 2016

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  • 5,000 words or less
  • No sexually explicit content
  • Mild violent content is acceptable
  • Submissions must include the author’s name and title on the top of the first page
  • Stories must be the author’s own ORIGINAL work
  • Only one submission per author
  • Entires must be submitted in Ariel 12 point font, 1” margins, double spacing
  • Documents should be submitted as either a Word (Windows) or Pages (iOS) file
  • Award: $50 and copy of book