Submission Instructions

Submission deadline

All entries must be submitted by December 4, 2015 before midnight (11:59 p.m. EST).


Step-by-Step Submission Instructions

Step 1

Write your short story between 500 and 750 words using the theme provided for your category.

See Contest Guidelines for more info on theme and formatting.

Step 2

Insert your story's title in the right side header of your document, next to your page numbers. This should make the story title appear on every page.

Remember! Do not include your name on the story. Your name goes on the entry form.

Step 3

Fill out an entry form. All fields on the entry form must be completed.

If submitting electronically, save this document as "[Your Name] - Entry Form." Submit this form along with your story.

Don't forget to include your story title in the appropriate field!

Step 4

Submit your entry by email or mail.

  • Email: Attach your short story and your completed entry form. Send to contests@alphatextbooks.com.

  • Mail: Insert your short story and completed entry form in an envelope and mail to Alpha Textbooks.

Mail submissions to:
Short Story Contest
Alpha Textbooks
3709 Chesswood Drive
Toronto, ON, M3J 2P6



By submitting a story and entering the contest, you agree to the CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS.

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