Do you dream of palm trees, sandy beaches and cold pina coladas? Just us? We’re seeking romantic thrillers and sexy suspenseful shorts that are sure to keep us guessing. Bonus points if these are set against the locales that truly embody the summer season (we’re talking tropical paradises, resorts by the sea…) While beautiful on the outside, these destinations may turn out to be anything but.
All winning stories will be greenlit for Tales Publication
$600 prize. Feedback from the judges/Tales team, promotional placement across all Tales platforms, inclusion in our email list, and “Award Winner” badge.
$300 prize. Promotional placement across all Tales platforms, inclusion in our email list, and “Award Winner” badge.
$100 prize. Promotional placement across all Tales platforms, inclusion in our email list, and “Award Winner” badge.
Entries can be over the word count specified and we will simply read the words or chapters until the limit is reached. This allows you to submit an existing serialized story on the Tales platform even for a short-story contest.
Entries are currently restricted to English only. One entry per author is permitted. Any submissions that do not align with our content guidelines will not be read or considered.
All submissions will be reviewed by Tales. Top submissions will be reviewed by our guest judges. All entries will be required to be submitted in a DOC/DOCX format. To best advertise your story across our platform, we ask that every submission include a cover image with dimensions of 1200 x 1630.
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