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October 1, 2020  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Contest

The Writers of Tomorrow is designed to find the adventure writers of the future. The Wingless Dreamer Writing Contest is an annual competition open to writers from all around the world who enjoy a short piece of adventure writing in English.

There are a few simple ingredients that make up an adventure story. Your story can take place in any world, so long as it: 

  • Take the readers on a wonderful journey, exploring new horizons – it could historical or geographical

  • Explores the themes of courage, endurance, and resourcefulness

  • Engage readers to feel the different reality or culture

  • We don’t want facts or figures but your expressions to unfold the beauty of the future journey through your writing

  • The winner and top finalists will get a winning certificate + a Complimentary copy of the book.


Theme: courage, endurance, and resourcefulness

Relevance to the theme – 50% Creativity/Style and Originality – 30% The coherence of form and structure (harmony of words, presentation) – 10% Clarity of imagery and language – 10% => TOTAL – 100%



  • There is no entry fee for this contest. However, please feel free to make voluntary donations to support our literary community

  • Deadline: 31st December 2020

  • The short story must not exceed 500 words. Each entrant can submit one short story.

  • The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over.

  • Entries may be submitted via Submittable or via email

  • Please do not send us multiple submissions. We accept only one submission per writer.

  • Stories should be in English, must be the entrant’s own work and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere (including online), should not have won another writing competition, or be the translated work of another writer.

  • Our judges will read all the entries.

  • The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • WinglessDreamer Writing Festival Trustees, employees or associates, or members of their families, may not enter.


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The book will get published on and on our website Kindly, note due to the limited budget only the winner will get a free complimentary copy. For more information please write to us at


May 14, 2021  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Announcements

Going on a new, exhilarating adventure is like the feeling of the wind dancing with your hair. The best journeys speak to those who dare to challenge the boundaries of their comfort zones and reach out to the endless horizon beyond the hills of the familiar and known. It may also mean travelling to places unknown, exploring new cultures, meeting new people and pursuing long-forgotten dreams and legends. Regardless of the kind, an adventure always challenges us and imbues emotions of all kinds throughout its duration. Keeping this in mind, Wingless Dreamer conducted an adventurous contest to encourage all writers to put their best foot forward and present us with enthralling and captivating short stories.

And wow! It was an amazing experience to review such spectacular short stories from all around the world. Our editorial team loves the way all the contestants participate and display such beautiful narration in their respective stories. It’s been quite a juggle among our judges to pick up the best out of the best. So, finally, after careful consideration, Wingless Dreamer Publisher has finally reached the verdict.

Brace yourself for our amazing adventurer! The winner of the contest is:


Theresa Walker is from North York, Ontario. She has recently gotten her work into an anthology called “Time” by Maria Zarin. She is a dedicated writer and hopes to one day get her work out into the world. She works mainly on a short prose, but she also interested in developing novels and at times will dabble in poetry, though it is not one of her strong points. Overall, her only wish is to one day get the chance to share her voice with the world.

Congratulations Theresa! You’ve done an incredible job. Keep up the good work. Also, give a huge round of applause to our top runner-ups:


Jason Gaidis earned his MFA from Ashland University. His writing has appeared in Adrift Anthology from Third Street Writers, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Vol 9 from Southeast Missouri State University Press, Black Fork Review from Ashland University, and others. He lives and writes abroad, currently in the Kingdom of Bahrain.


My name is Cayla, and I attend CCD in Denver, Co. I’m always in the middle of a book, and I love hiking and my black cat Sebastian. Science fiction has always intrigued me, and I love anything about aliens.

We would also like to share the contributor’s list who’ve impressed up with their brilliant short stories that we chose to publish in our upcoming issue Writers of Tomorrow. Yahoo!

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