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Christmas Writers Contest

2017 Christmas Story Winners

Winners for this contest were chosen by unique page views and Comments


Gordon’s Great Adventure
Author Lynne North



Lynne North


For You Too Sarah

Author Sheila Cronin



Sheila Cronin Photo



A Post-Apocalyptic Christmas

Author Ellen Ricks


Ellen Ricks



Contest Closed

Rules for those that like to write but not read:

  1. What: Short story with a Christmas theme.
  2. Length – 2000 – 5000 words
  3. Submit – Email to:
  4. Prizes – $100 first place, $50 for second place, $25 for third place
  5. Start – 1 December 2017
  6. End – 25 December 2017
  7. Winners announced -30 December 2017
  8. Payment – Paypal (cash) or Gift Card (Winner determines how they want to be paid)

Submit your best Christmas story to our Christmas Spectacular. No fee required to enter. All work must be from the author who submits them, unless they are noted as a translation, but they may be previously published if first American serial rights are given (as in all of our publications).

The best three stories will be determined by the number of hits from our readers, and comments (one comment only per reader) will be counted as two hits. The winner of ties will be judged by our staff. Based on this evaluation, the first place entry will be given $100, second place $50 and third place $25.

Share your joy and sorrow with us this Christmas, and let us be amazed. We would love to have you in our family, both as a reader and a contributor.

Email your short story to:

Staff of Beneath the Rainbow.

For regular submissions and a chance to win our quarterly prizes for short stories and poetry please visit this page


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