2020 Holiday Fiction Contest

Applause invites submissions for its Holiday Fiction Contest

We invite non-Applause staff members to submit a 500-750 word winter holiday-themed short story.

The staff will choose three high school winners and three middle school winners.

First Place: $75 Gift Card

Second Place: $50 Gift Card

Third Place: $25 Gift Card

Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday, 1 December 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Submit your entry to Google Classroom using the following code: efrqpjb

First-place winners will have their stories appear in the December issue of Applause. Second and third place will appear on our website.

Your submission should include a cover sheet with your name, grade, email address and the title of your story.

The title of your short story should also appear at top of the first page. Your name should only appear on the cover sheet.

Entrants are prohibited from speaking to Applause staff members about their entry.