90 Year Legacy Short Story Writing Competition

Susiebolesbooks.wordpress.com is supporting the Junior League of Greensboro by hosting its first short story writing competition!click here to submit to contest button

Love to write? This short story writing competition theme will tie in with the Junior League’s 90 year legacy in honor of our 90 years of service in Greensboro and training women to be better volunteers and leaders.

This competition spotlights short fiction or non-fiction. This is your chance to win $50 in cash, publication of your story in the annual EverGreene print and digital magazine with a circulation of 1,500+ in the Greensboro, NC, area, and a live reading of your story at a Junior League of Greensboro event with average attendance of 150 women.

Judges include members of the Junior League of Greensboro executive committee, the EverGreene editor, and local published authors.


Share a fiction or non-fiction story about a 90 year legacy.

What we’re looking for:

An uplifting story about or which mentions a 90 year legacy. Your story may be fiction or non-fiction, so long as it’s a good story suitable for all audiences. We ask you to refrain from profanity or adult content, as we have readers of all ages.

Preparing Your Entry

Word limit:

3,000 words

File types:

Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe Acrobat Pdf (.pdf)


Submissions are due by 11:59pm on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Story review will occur after submission. The winner will be notified by November 14, and the story will be submitted into the magazine for publication by November 15. The magazine will be released in spring 2017 online and in print.

Entry fee:

$15 per entry (multiple entries are allowed)

Payment must be received by 11:59 on November 7 in order for entry to qualify for review.


First place winner will receive $50 and publication of the winning story in the EverGreene, the Junior League’s print and digital magazine with a circulation of over 1,500. The winner will be invited to do a reading of the story at a Junior League event, such as a General Membership Meeting. (You can also have someone read it for you, if you’re shy.)

How to Enter:

Complete the form here.

90 year legacy writing competition

Additional Rules and Guidelines:

  • All entries must be submitted online. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Your entry must be original, in English, unpublished and unproduced, and not accepted by any other publisher or producer at the time of submission. Authors retain all ownerships of their work.
  • Entries are to be submitted as file uploads (.doc, .docx, or .pdf). Please double space your story (preferred but not mandatory); we suggest an easy to read font style & 12 pt. font size, however this is also not mandatory. Submitter (author) information is collected on the submitter form; please do not include identifying information on the pages of the story.
  • Due to U.S. governmental restrictions we are unable to accept entries from Syria, Iran, North Korea, or Sudan.
  • The contest host reserves the right to refrain from publishing the winner’s entry if content is deemed unsuitable.
  • All proceeds go to the Junior League of Greensboro, with the exception of $50 to the winning entrant.