The Cop Shop Short Story Competition

The Cop Shop Short Story Competition

Write a killer story (literally) and you might win $50.

Competition Closed

This competition is awaiting judging results. 


Write a story in any genre but it must revolve around a crime. For example, it may be mystery, romance, sci-fi, historical, fantasy, humorous, etc., as long as a crime is prominently featured in the story.


  • The entry must be a short story (no more than 7500 words)
  • The entry may not have been posted in the past on the TNBW site or published anywhere else.
  • The story must be a work of fiction. 
  • Contestants may enter more than one story.

Contest Judge

Janice Singleton is a former correctional officer turned convicted felon. She fell hard, but much of what the media portrayed was one-sided. Janice wrote her own story to set the record straight. Caught is that story. She has plans for a second chronicling life after prison. Janice currently writes and works for Goodwill Industries of Mississippi.

You can learn more about her book here.


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Start: April 15, 2015

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Posting Date: Postings that are eligible for this contest must be published on site after April 14, 2015

Prize: $50 Cash

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