a writing contest for those who dare

fearless contest prizes

more than $4000 to be won!

Age Group Grand Prize
(1x each)
Honorable Mentions
(3x each)
Public Vote Prizes
(1x each)
adult (19+) $1000 USD $200 USD $500 USD
teen (16-18) $750 USD $100 USD $300 USD
youth (13-15) $500 USD $50 each $150 USD

social media giveaways!

Watch us on social media for fun giveaways for participants and voters, including:

  • Fearless writer sticker packs based on our avatar collection

  • FREE BOOKS! Some of the best Canadian speculative fiction books from the Sunburst Award library!


Everyone who submits a story in the contest will receive:

  • a FREE 2-month subscription to StoryBilder. Turn your short story into a novel, or use it to write your Nanowrimo project.

AND, if you enter in the Youth or Teen categories,

*Contest open to residents of Canada and the United States, aged 13+. Entrants who participate in the Public Voting track and winners whose stories are published on storybilder.com forfeit First World Publication Rights to StoryBilder, Ltd. One story per person. Chances of Winning decrease as more people enter the contest.