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Cookie Comedy Short Story Contest


Chimichanga - Doug Schwartz

Tis the Season - James W George

Three Sisters, Santa & A Billboard – Laura Smith

Grandma's Cookies - Renee Marski

Gods and Cookies - Rowen Aether

Honorable Mentions

A Diablo's Dozen by Jeff Gates

That’s Not How Cookies Are Made! by Leigh Lincoln

Cookies of the Damned by Matt Johnson

Sam Nero and the Gingerbread House by Jane Jago

Cookie Dough by Rob Campbell

New Contest Time!

That's right, it's time for another SIA short story contest. We want to read your best short stories. We're looking for Murder Mysteries!

Your short story MUST INCLUDE the following:

"When I saw the bouquet of 7 roses, I knew exactly who had murdered Mrs. O'Connell."

Failure to include this sentence of dialogue will result in your story being disqualified.

The conditions for your submission are simple. 

  1. Entries may be emailed to us at Please indicate “SIA’s Murder Mystery Short Stories Contest” in the Headline. Entries must include your name, a title, as well as a word count. Please include pdf or doc attachment and title the document with your author name.

  2. Submissions MUST BE received NO LATER than February 28th. And the winner(s) will be announced on March 5th!

  3. You may submit as many entries as you wish. Double or triple your chances!

  4. Your story cannot be shorter than 1000 words and cannot be longer than 2000 words. Any stories not fitting these length requirements will be disqualified.

  5. Excessive elements of gore, sexuality & violence will cause your story to be disqualified. Aim for a PG-13 rating for your story’s content.

  6. Any stories promoting racism, sexism, misogyny or violence against marginalized groups will be disqualified.

The other MODS and I look forward to reading them! Keep being awesome and #SupportIndieAuthors!


One winner will be chosen if we have less than fifty submissions. Five winners will be chosen if we have over fifty submissions, and ten winners will be chosen if we have over one hundred submissions. So tell your friends and submit more than one story!

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Scary Short Story


(includes winners and honorable mentions)

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Can't wait for the next Support Indie Authors short story contest? 

Sometimes our brains need a break from whatever drawn out task we're been working on for what seems like ages. Whether it's work related, your current work in progress, or even a never-ending home repair project, spending too much time on one frustrating and teeth grinding activity can wear our brain down. 

Nothing feels more refreshing than taking a break to complete an out of the ordinary, fun, and brain building exercise. Writing flash fiction is an excellent way to restart your brain (since we can't technically turn it off and then back on again) and gain fresh perspective on whatever is bogging you down. 

So hop on over to DoctorShortS and submit some flash fiction! Maybe it's just the thing you need.