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Writing Magic 

500 Word Short Story Contest

Are you an author who loves magic? Do you have an idea for a super short story that needs to be shared with the world? If you answered yes to both of those questions this contest is for you!


The story can be about anything magical. Maybe it’s something that you’ve experienced in real life or it’s something you’ve created. Maybe it’s the start of a great idea. Maybe it’ll be the thing that inspires you to finally publish your book.


Sadie Tells Stories loves all things magic and wonder. And she loves not just the magic she can create but sharing the magic that others do as well. She can’t wait to read your stories!



$500 USD to the winner.

$150 USD to the runner up.



Write a short story, under 500 words that is all about magic.

It can be for any age group. It can be fiction or non-fiction.

Get creative. Have fun. And share your magic with the world!



Anyone in the world who loves writing about magic. See the Rules for more information.



Sadie Tells Stories will be accepting submissions for the Writing Magic Flash Fiction Writing Competition from February 1st until April 1st 2024 at 11:59pm EDT. The winners will be notified by May 15th 2024.



It’s easy!

Write a short flash fiction all about magic. It truly can be about anything you find magical. 

Pay the $10 USD entry fee using Paypal.

Use the form to submit your story. 

Happy dance!

Financial Assistance

There are 10 spaces for those writers who know they have some magic to share but can’t afford the fee. Send an email to


The Rules

All decisions are final! 


All payments are final and nonrefundable.


To be eligible, entries must be under 500 words and include an element of magic. Stories can be either fiction or non-fiction They must be submitted prior to midnight on April 1st 2024 using the online submission form and the entrant must have paid the $10 USD submission fee using Paypal, prior to submitting. 


Entrants can submit as many times as they like. A fee of $10 USD is required for each submission.


All entries must be submitted using the online form. If you need some help, please don’t hesitate to email or call Sadie. She can help you get your story submitted!


There are only 2 cash prizes for this contest: $500 USD for the winner and $150 USD for the runner up. 


When you submit you are automatically added to receive the Sadie Tells Stories newsletter. You can unsubscribe anytime, but you might want to stay on it until the contest results have been shared.

Sadie Tells Stories reserves the right to cancel this contest at anytime. Upon cancellation all submission fees will be returned.


Copyright - By submitting an entry you give Sadie Tells Stories permission to use your entry in the following ways: Winning stories will be announced in the Sadie Tells Stories Newsletter and shared on the Sadie Tells Stories website. Writers retain copyright of their stories and we encourage you to submit your story to other contests at anytime. 

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