Skip to Content

National Teen Storyteller Contest: Friendship


Click 'Register' to submit through the Short Edition portal

Submissions Accepted November 1 to November 30, 2021

The Center for Fiction is once again partnering with The Decameron Project for a National Teen Storyteller Contest. Young writers, ages 13-18, are encouraged to submit their best work on the theme of Friendship for a chance to win publication to our Short Story Dispenser, online publication on our website, a cash prize, and more. We invite entries to respond broadly to the theme of friendship. The stories should be between 300-1000 words. Submit your story through our Short Edition portal by clicking on the Register button above between November 1st, 2021 and November 30, 2021. Winners will be announced in December!

The three winning stories will be uploaded and available through our Short Story Dispenser, located in our bookstore, in addition to being published on The Center for Fiction and Decameron Project websites.

  • The first-place winner will receive a $100 cash prize, a $100 bookstore gift certificate, and a CFF tote bag.
  • The second-place winner will receive $50 bookstore gift certificate and a CFF tote bag.
  • The third-place winner will receive a $25 bookstore gift certificate and a CFF tote bag.

Final decisions regarding winners and finalists will be made by The Center for Fiction staff. The Center for Fiction reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entries that do not follow the contest rules or contain lewd, obscene, defamatory, or hateful content.


About The Decameron Project

The Decameron Project is a student-run, NYC-based nonprofit that aims to empower students to express themselves creatively and share their stories amidst school closures and other hardships posed by COVID-19.

  • The Decameron Project