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Contest Time!

The Storymakers & Indie Author Hub Writers Conference is known far and wide for our many exciting contests and prizes. 
Don't forget our Mini Contests!
Big fun and great prizes for miniature efforts. 
$100 prize for the following contest
SMIAH Writers Conference Showcase contest!
10 years of SMIAH!!

How do you Celebrate TEN?
In your writing, your life, or your dreams there are so many things to celebrate! 
In 2000 word
s or less tell us 10 things you celebrate!
Sponsored by The SMIAH Writers Conference
Winner - Cindy Gunderson
Swoony Heroes Contest
In one fictional paragraph convince me your hero is the swooniest of all swoony heroes in one fictional paragraph.
His POV only. 
Sponsored by Jen Johnson
Feelin' the Moment! Social Media Contest -
Tweet “in the moment” conference happenings/excitement (real or fanciful) on August 27/28. Winner announced before keynote address. Make everyone not attending jealous.
Funniest, most creative Tweet wins.
Must include #SMIAHoutofcontextquotes AND #SMIAHWritersCon or #SMIAH2021.
FB, Twitter, or Insta
Sponsored by The SMIAH Writers Conference
Every great novel needs a hero worth rooting for, so show me what you've got! In just a few sentences each, tell me:
  • Your Character's Want (What's missing in their life?)
  • Your Character's Goal (What do they think will solve all their problems?)
  • Your Character's Need (What do they really need to fill that empty hole in their life?)
  • BONUS if you can tell me how their need reflects the theme of your story!
Sponsored by Ali Cross
Well That's Awkward
Awkward Moments. In 500 words or less write the most awkward scene about anything (public read appropriate, of course). The harder I cringe, the higher I score.
Sponsored by Jennifer Neilsen
$15 prize for the following contests
It's too late to apologize. Or is it?
Write a scene where someone apologizes and show us whether or not the apology is accepted. 500 words or less.
Sponsored by Don Carey
Fairytales in a Flash
Revamp your favorite fairytale
in a flash fiction of
1500 words or less!
Sponsored by Sammie Trinidad
Call it Love or Star Wars?
Genre Twist!
Remake any book title as both Romance and Science Fiction! And show the world it doesn't matter if it's Love or Lucas.
Sponsored by Hillary Sperry
Fast food Superheros
What happens when an elf, an orc, and a human walk into a McDonald's?
Tell us in 500 words or less to win!
Sponsored by Tamara Grantham
SMIAH Writing Playlist!
Let's build a SMIAH Conference Writing Playlist! Send your favorite inspirational song or a song that helps you get writing. The entire playlist will be on YouTube and Amazon Music for everyone to enjoy.
Sponsored by Michelle Pennington
Hook, Line, and Sinker
In 300 words or less hook us on your story. Then find out if you've caught the winner! 
Sponsored by Gregg Luke
Create a Trope

He married a thief she stole his heart.

She married an author and they lived happily ever after.

He married a florist and their life was Rosy…

How would you continue? Fill in your own occupation and outcome to create a trope that defines a story.

Sponsored by Lori Grace
Best Edgy-Clean Logline
Monster Ivy Publishing wants your “Best Edgy-Clean Logline” Loglines must be clean, edgy, and include the hashtags #edgyclean #SMIAH2021
Entries should be submitted on Twitter TWITTER CONTEST
Sponsored by Monster Ivy
$10 prize for the following contests
$25 prize for the following contests

Mini Contests are hosted by the SMIAH Conference Committee, Faculty, and Attendees.

If you would like to host a contest this year,

please contact for details.

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