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Christmas Writers Contest

Contest is closed for 2018, Winners are:

Writing contest

There is no charge for membership reading group or for submissions. The material you send may have been previously published, but it must be your original work.


All submissions for our Christmas contests should be spiritual or human in nature—no blood and guts, no pornography, no science fiction please! We want uplifting stories of a lighter nature that are fit for Christmas reading and suitable for young readers.

Entries must be submitted during the month of November, November 30 deadline. Those we consider appropriate will be published during the month of December, and winners will be announced on or before January first. Those who submit entries in this contest agree to the publication of their work, both on our website and in print. Authors retain all rights for their work.


1000 – 3000 words

No PDF files please

No excessive tabs or spaces.

Submit in common word processor format or plain text.

Prizes to be paid via PayPal, or Amazon gift certificate.


Send your work as an attachment along with brief bio and one link to your author, blog, or web page. If you have a blog or web page make sure you have a reciprocal link to Beneath The Rainbow and include where that can be found in your email.

Example link:

Beneath The Rainbow – Short Stories, Poetry, and Essays

Submit your entry to –  steven@beneaththerainbow.com

We thank you in advance for your submissions and for reading our on-line zine. We, the staff of Beneath the Rainbow wish each of you a very merry Christmas.

Below is the list of our 2017 winners.



Our 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


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