$1,000 Short Story Contest – “Black Gold”

Bethune and Sun, a boutique store in Texas that “caters to the distinct lifestyle and recreations of the South Texan gentleman” is currently hosting a short story contest.

The theme is “Black Gold.” The grand prize is $1,000.

According to their contest rules:

Every entry must follow the theme of “Black Gold” and discuss or reference thet heme of Oil in some way, shape or form. Your story does not need to revolve around the theme, but should incorporate it into your story in any way you best see fit (e.g. setting, plot, dialogue, etc.)”

The deadline to enter the contest is August 2nd, 2019.

The stories must be 5,000 words or fewer. The contest is open to all writers. Those under 18 will receive the money as a “scholarship.”

To learn more, and to enter the contest, visit this page.

Correction: A previous version of this article stated the contest was open internationally. It is for U.S. Residents only. I am sorry for the error.


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