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The Vocal+ Fiction Awards

Enter our biggest Challenge yet: 25 winners, $125,000 in prizes, and Vocal's first ever book of short stories by our creators.

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Prizes

Total prizes:
$125,000
25 winners receive:
$5,000

25 grand prize winners will each receive $5,000, and be published in Vocal's first ever book, a collection of short stories by our creators.

1,000 runners up will be selected, and will each receive a free year of Vocal+ membership.

Status

73 days left

Timeline

Submissions open

Oct 13, 2021

Submissions close

Dec 30, 2021 4:59 AM CUT

Results

Feb 15, 2022

Join Vocal+ to enter

Already have a Vocal account? Log in

Prizes

Total prizes:
$125,000
25 winners receive:
$5,000

25 grand prize winners will each receive $5,000, and be published in Vocal's first ever book, a collection of short stories by our creators.

1,000 runners up will be selected, and will each receive a free year of Vocal+ membership.

Status

73 days left

Timeline

Submissions open

Oct 13, 2021

Submissions close

Dec 30, 2021 4:59 AM CUT

Results

Feb 15, 2022

About this challenge

We've now had over 100,000 stories entered into Vocal Challenges, and we have given away over $500,000 directly to our creators through Challenges. And we're celebrating these milestones with our biggest Challenge to date.

For this Challenge, there is no prompt, genre or theme you must stick to, or requirement your story must meet. Submit your best piece of short fiction, between 600 and 4,000 words, in any style, genre, or topic of your choosing.

25 grand prize winners will be selected to receive $5,000 each, and have their stories published in Vocal's first ever book—a collection of short stories by Vocal creators, available for purchase, estimated for release in the spring of 2022. 1,000 runners up will be selected to receive a free year of Vocal+.

Learn more about this Challenge here.

How to enter

Your story must be between 600 and 4,000 words and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Stories published on Vocal and entered into the contest up until December 29, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

The Vocal+ Fiction Awards are exclusive to Vocal+ members. To learn more and upgrade to Vocal+ visit https://vocal.media/vocal-plus.

To be eligible to win the grand prize, second place, or third place prizes, you must be over the age of 13 and residing in a country where Stripe is available at the time of entry. A complete list of countries where Stripe is available can be found here—winners will need to have a Stripe account created and connected in order to receive the prizes. For this reason, entrants located outside of any of these countries will not be eligible to win.

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