FanFiction & Short Story Contest

Some guidelines:

  1. One entry per contestant (no co-authoring or multiple entries allowed)

  2. Be creative and original! Plagiarized stories will be disqualified.

  3. Entries must be G or PG; no mature content. Remember, LumaCon is a youth event.

  4. Entries must be written in English or Spanish.

  5. Spell check your story!!!

  6. By submitting any entry in this contest, you agree to allow LumaCon (& all future iterations thereof) unrestricted use of your story, without compensation.

Click here when you are ready to submit!

Who can enter?

This contest is limited to participants ages 18 and under. There are two categories: authors 14-18 years and authors 13 years and younger.

How long do I have?

All entries are due by the end of the day (11:59 PM) on January 12 2020.

What if I win?

The winning story may be used in various marketing materials, including the LumaCon website. Winners will receive $25, $10, and $5 gift cards to Copperfield's bookstore and other local stores, and will bask in the glory of standing on the LumaCon stage! Possible additional prize(s) as determined. 

Technical Requirements

Your story:

   -  should be original & creative. It will be judged on the quality of writing, including the plot and story construction.

   - may be fanfiction or traditional short stories.

   - should not exceed 2000 words (this means 2000 words is the maximum!)


Read the winners and submissions!

Closed for 2020!

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