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July 4, 2020

Surprise Christmas in July Writing Contest!


It pays to follow EC, because unless you follow the site or me somehow, you won’t know about this writing opportunity! It will only be promoted here, on EC’s Facebook page, and on my Twitter account. My Twitter handle is @EnchantedConvo and my Facebook page is HERE. You will not find this one-time opportunity on sites like Duotrope or Ralan.

Here are the details:

I’m looking for Christmas stories and poems. Yes, poems are accepted only for this special issue. The publication date will be July 25. Yep, it’s Christmas in July!

The topic is Christmas, but St. Nicholas Day, Hanukkah and Winter Solstice are welcome as focal points as well. Even Krampusnacht is okay. If I’m missing another holiday that falls around that time (but is in December), just use it as a focus. You don’t need special permission.



Although angels/fairies are the theme for 2020, you do not need to include them as part of these submissions (but they are still the focal point for the rest of the year). You may if you wish to.

The poems can be of any length, but please be aware that super long poems and poems with fancy spacing are a poor idea. My platform doesn’t like them. The stories should be between 500-600 words. This is a flash fiction contest. Those are firm length requirements.

The submissions window opens at 12 a.m., EST, July 15, and closes at 11:59 p.m., EST, on July 17.

All other rules about submissions apply, except pay amounts. No exceptions. Find the rules HERE.

Pay will be $25 per story or poem. I will choose up to four. I might choose four poems or four stories or two of each. We’ll see.



I hope to see lots of submissions. I love Christmas!

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Images are all vintage holiday cards.

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