The Short Story Challenge 2017 is an international creative writing competition, now in its 11th year, that challenges participants to create original short stories in as little as 24 hours.  The event is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, an organization founded in 2002 with the mission to discover and promote a new wave of talented storytellers.  Through inspiring and challenging writing competitions, NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.

 

 

2016

Sarah Beaudette (Spokane, WA, USA)

Winning Stories - "Ephemeral Keys" (Spy), "Please Do Not Delay" (Drama), "Leaving Shaktoolik" (Open Genre)

   

2015

Terri McCormick (Amherst, NS, Canada)

Winning Stories - "Finding Forever Homes" (Ghost Story), "The Praying Lady" (Ghost Story), "Mourning Dove" (Open Genre)

 
   
 

2014

Byron Rom-Jensen (Risskov, Denmark)

Winning Stories - "Savages" (Suspense), "Love Thy Neighbor" (Historical Fiction), and "Low Ebb" (Open Genre)

 
   

2013

Alex Stephens (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

Winning Stories - "It Came to This" (Horror), "Letting Them Go" (Ghost Story), and "Before the Inevitable" (Open Genre)

   
 

2012

Jess Zimmerman (Riverdale, MD, USA)

Winning Stories - "Valhalla" (Mystery), "Round and Round" (Romantic Comedy), and "Origin Story" (Open Genre)

   

2011

Jeffrey Osgood (Longmont, CO, USA)

Winning Stories - "The Presentation" (Horror) and "Making a Name" (Action/Adventure)

   

2010

Tyler Hayden (El Segundo, CA, USA)

Winning Stories - "The Namuzu Line" (Action/Adventure) and "After the Talk" (Romance)

   

2008, 2009

Adam Zang (Seattle, WA, USA)

Winning Stories 2009 - “'George, Louise ... Elsa” (Historical Fiction) and “Clockwise” (Sci-Fi)

Winning Stories 2008 - “Where No One Belongs” (Historical Fiction) and “Raising Awareness” (Ghost Story)

   

2007

Jacqueline Brown (New York, NY, USA)

Winning Stories - “Hortense and the Heir” (Fairy Tale) and “Chocolat Amer” (Drama)

 

 

 

 

 







 

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