Contest of the Month: Contemporary Fiction

Calling all Contemporary Fiction writers (or aspiring writers!). This month at Simily we’re hosting a Contemporary Fiction Writing Contest for your chance to win $100 and have your story promoted! Scroll for more. 

Simily Contemporary Fiction Writing Contest

The Details

Deadline for Submissions: Sept. 15, 2021

  • The winning story will receive $100! 

  • Any/All contemporary short stories are welcome.

  • We welcome submissions from new writers and writers currently on our platform! 

  • You may submit as many stories for submission as you would like! 

  • All submissions are eligible for publishing on Simily. 

  •  Deadline for submission is September 15th, 2021. The winning story will be announced on Oct. 1st, 2021.

  • Once published, all stories will be compensated $0.02 for each unique page view, per our current compensation model. This is regardless of winning the contest!

Simily Writing Contest
Simily Writing Contest

How to Enter

All Stories Must be Tagged to Enter!

  • Click “Submit a Story”
  • Create an account (if you don’t already have one)
  • Add your story into the text box
  • Tag your story “Contemporary Fiction Contest”
  • Include a featured photo, category, and any other relevant tags
  • Click “Submit for Review.”

NOTE: Only stories that have added categories, tags, and a photo will be considered for the contest. 

  • **If you do not have a category, tags, and a photo attached to your story, it is not officially entered into the contest.**
  • We will, however, still consider it for publication on our site. 

We welcome any and all of your questions! Please direct them to our Chief Community Officer, Allegra O’Neill at

We can't wait to read your work!