Contests open to anyone 18+ only. 

Kelly J Abbott's contests are designed to give winners an opportunity to earn a higher award prize payout while they are busy perfecting their craft. Artists work hard and put a lot of time and energy into their writings, paintings & photography and deserve to be compensated accordingly.

50% of collected entry fees will be paid to 1st-3rd, with 1st receiving the majority and 3rd the least. Since awards depend on the number of entries, I encourage you tell all your friends and family to enter to increase prize amount. (The other 50% is for Submittable membership, advertising, marketing, banking fees and judging time).

It is up to the discretion of the artist if they would also like their winning submission published on the group page. 

Only submit an entry in accordance with the genre or contest type, all others will be disqualified, your entry fee will not be refunded. 

We will have multiple contests running through the year based on peom/poetry, short-story fiction, romance, science-fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, mystery, children stories, art, paintings, photography and more.

Kelly J Abbott's contests are designed to give winners an opportunity to earn a higher award payout while they are busy perfecting their craft. Artists work hard and put a lot of time and energy into their writings, paintings & photography and deserve to be compensated accordingly. Winners names will only be published on the Kelly J Abbott Short Story Contest Winners Facebook group. Winners names will only be published on the Kelly J Abbott Short Story Contest Winners Facebook group.

Open to anyone 18+ years of age.


Horror/Thriller/Mystery Fiction only, all other forms of submissions will be declined.
5000 max word count, in English.
Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced, pages numbered.
Cover letter with your first name, last name, city, state/province, country, phone number, email address and optional short blurb with whatever information you would like to share about yourself.
Grammar/punctuation is not as important as your story and your writing.
No previously published stories, work previously published in print or electronically and/or already collected a prize will not be considered. Previously published authors are welcome. No limit on number of entries, each submission is $25 and each entry must be submitted separately.
Please abide by the rules of simultaneous submissions with other contests.
50/50 award. 50% of collected entry fees will be paid to 1st-3rd, with 1st receiving the majority and 3rd the least. Since awards depend on the number of entries, I encourage you tell all your friends and family to enter to increase prize amount. Your entry may be published on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Kelly-J-Abbott-Short-Story-Contests-2017901411649698/ and my group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1214058315443210/?hc_ref=ARSfI27vq_L55XI4YHiZ93FcpAYvZbOaw4kRpGqMbVAEAA_WaDP2tSALpYC7PYluS18&fref=gs&dti=1214058315443210&hc_location=group

Kelly J Abbott's contests are designed to give winners an opportunity to earn a higher award payout while they are busy perfecting their craft. Artists work hard and put a lot of time and energy into their writings, paintings & photography and deserve to be compensated accordingly. Winners names will only be published on the Kelly J Abbott Short Story Contest Winners Facebook group. 

Open to anyone 18+ years of age.


Any form of Fiction, all other forms of submissions will be declined.
 5000 max word count, in English.
 Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced, pages numbered.
 Cover letter with your first name, last name, city, state/province, country, phone number, email address and optional short blurb with whatever information you would like to share about yourself.
 Grammar/punctuation is not as important as your story and your writing.
 No previously published stories, work previously published in print or electronically and/or already collected a prize will not be considered. Previously published authors are welcome. No limit on number of entries, each submission is $25 and each entry must be submitted separately.
 Please abide by the rules of simultaneous submissions with other contests.
50/50 award. 50% of collected entry fees will be paid to 1st-3rd, with 1st receiving the majority and 3rd the least. Since awards depend on the number of entries, I encourage you tell all your friends and family to enter to increase prize amount. Your entry may be published on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Kelly-J-Abbott-Short-Story-Contests-2017901411649698/ and my group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1214058315443210/?hc_ref=ARSfI27vq_L55XI4YHiZ93FcpAYvZbOaw4kRpGqMbVAEAA_WaDP2tSALpYC7PYluS18&fref=gs&dti=1214058315443210&hc_location=group

Kelly J Abbott Short Story Contest