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April 2, 2020  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Contest

Discover the magic of storytelling with Wingless Dreamer's 'Overcoming Fear' Short Story Writing Contest.

For this contest, write about an event in your life that highly moved you in the positive direction by overcoming a fear. Everyone has a memoir. It’s time to share one of your own. It should not be an autobiography. No need to bother yourself with too much detailed fact and convention. Just write one that is close to your heart. Tell us about how you overcome from your fear. If you don’t want to share your name on your request, we can certainly put you as anonymous. So, what are you waiting for? Share your story with us.

Word limit: 500 words.

Winning prize: USD $100 + complimentary copy of the book + Winning Certificate + Lifetime Wingless Dreamer Membership

Top 10 Finalists: Certificate of recognition + Lifetime Wingless Dreamer Membership

DEADLINE: 30th April 2020

There are no submission fees involved to participate in the contest. You’re welcome!


  • All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible.

  • All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however, the material submitted must be in English.

  • The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.

  • Any submitted work that becomes optioned, professionally adapted for the screen, or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will no longer be eligible.

  • The material should be submitted in PDF format, with no crazy fonts or non-standard font sizes.

  • Short stories of more than 500 words will not be eligible.

  • The winner will be announced on 20th May 2020.


  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission through Submittable or via email.

  • Kindly email us your story in the email:

  • There is no limit to the number of stories you may submit but the word limit per story should not exceed 500 words.

  • Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at the time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable

Wingless Dreamer Publisher is granted First Serial Rights. By submitting your manuscripts with Wingless Dreamer Publisher, the author grants their rights as copyright owners to the Wingless Dreamer publisher. For detailed info, you can read our Terms and Conditions here. Confirmation of entry will be sent via e-mail by Submittable immediately after submission. An announcement of our winners will be posted through Submittable, social media, and our website.

For all author’s ownership and rights kindly read our policy and guidelines on our website

Please note that submission fees of a minimum amount of USD$5 allow us to offer the winning honorarium and also to offset the cost of publishing and promoting the winning collection. Wingless Dreamer works to supporting the publication of excellent poetry, flash fiction, and short stories collection and supporting our mission to bring the highest quality literature into the world. All submissions will be carefully read, reviewed, and considered for this prestigious prize. Thank you for your understanding.


May 24, 2020 |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Announcements

What scares you? It’s quite challenging to learn how to overcome fear. Whether it’s overcoming the loss of love, loss of a job, loss of respect, embarrassment, ridicule, or failure. This contest is a collection of short stories based on true events submitted by authors from all around the world. We had many courageous writers share their stories of overcoming fear with us. Each story is the narration of a personal experience of how they overcame fear. The purpose of this contest is to spread the message that everyone faces challenges and fear in their lives, but instead of running from adversity, we can learn how to fight and conquer it in order to achieve personal growth. Remember, being afraid is okay. It’s how we deal with our fear that makes us who we are. We are proud to launch this unique and diverse collection of vivid short stories from around the globe.

Let’s beat the drums.

For this contest, we are pleased to announce that Courtney T.L. Haynes has won 2020 Overcoming Fear Short Story Contest. Courtney has won a $100 cash prize. Congratulations!

Unleash your creativity and conquer your fears through captivating narratives. Engage in the art of short story crafting.

Also, let’s shower some confetti. Let’s give a huge round of applause to the top Finalists.









All of you have done a fantastic job. Your stories were incredibly written and a pleasure to read. There’s no doubt that you set the bar high for our judges. Congratulations and Well done! Also, here’s the list of the selected authors and pieces for this anthology

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