Mythical Creature Short Story Contest

Mythical Creature Short Story Contest

Write a story with a mythical creature in it. $100 first place prize.

Contest Winners

We're pleased to announce the winners of the Mythical Creature Contest. As usual, the judges were blown away with the creativity and entertaining stories written. The winners are:

Grad prize:

The Eunuchorn by Dirk B.


The Advocat by Elspeth
The Gynosphinx by John Hamler


The challenge of this writing competition is to write a story that includes a mythical creature. The creature can be one that already exists in lore and stories or you can create your own. The story can be any genre. Story length should be between 1,000 - 3,000 words. Judging will be based on how creatively the mythical character is incorporated into the story as well as the story's overall entertainment value.


  • One winner will receive $100.
  • Two runner-ups will receive $25.
  • The winner receives their choice of ebooks from the TheNextBigWriter bookstore up to a $10 value.

Good luck!

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Start: January 17, 2021

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Posting Date: Postings that are eligible for this contest must be published on site after August 01, 2000

Prize: First place: $100 cash; Runner ups: $25

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