New MWG Writing Contest

It’s a Wrap – A Christmas Themed Short Story Contest

It might be fall, but we all know how the holidays sneak up on us, so we made that sneaky habit of the holiday season the theme of this new short story contest!

There’s only one rule: Your story needs to be centered around getting ready for the Holiday season. And yes; ALL winter-themed celebrations are welcome in this contest, whether it be a based on something in your own life, or something entirely original.

So, grab a pen or laptop and get your creative juices flowing! And, as always, we look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Good luck!

Submission Guidelines

• Short story must be 2,500-7,000 words
• Please include page numbers in the upper right corner of your document.
• Do not include your name on any page of your manuscript. Only the story title.
• Please include a cover letter on a separate sheet that includes your name, home and email addresses, telephone number, story title and word count. Please specify if you’re a Guild member, non-member, or member of another Guild out of province (on the same sheet as the cover letter).
• We are accepting only email submissions for this contest. Please make sure your file is sent as a PDF, Word (.doc or .docx) or plain text Document (.txt).
• Send submissions to

Deadline: December 10th, 2021

Prizes: Your story published in our newsletter
A McNally Robinson Gift card ($50)

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