Choice Out Loud Short Story Contest

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Hey guys. Got some exciting news. Choice Out Loud, a project of NARAL Pro-Choice America, is hosting a short story contest.



From the writing contest site:


Every decision has a story.  And as young people, we’re faced with plenty of tough decisions.  Do you have a unique story to tell?

If you’re between the ages of 18 and 30, we hope you’ll consider entering the Choice Out Loud Short Story Contest.  Not only is this a great way to share a pro-choice story, your submission will be reviewed by our amazing judges and you could win one of our great cash prizes!

Grand Prize: $2,000
Judges’ Choice:
People’s Choice:

HOW TO ENTER:  Write a story, 500 words or less, that features an unplanned pregnancy.
It can be fiction, non-fiction or somewhere in between – how the story is told is up to you.  Choice is a critical thread that connects so much of our lives. We encourage you to think about the diverse reality of life in America, the circumstances that lead to an unintended pregnancy, the different choices women and men make when faced with this situation, and how a person’s decision may influence their future.

You should feel free to use inspirations from your own life or community. Write from the heart.


One of the judges for the story is Maureen Johnson, who wrote The Name of the Star, Suite Scarlett, Scarlett Fever, Girl At Sea, The Key To The Golden Firebird, and 13 Little Blue Envelopes.

I’m a big supporter of choice for women, as you may have gathered from Whispertown. I’m saddened by some of the measures that politicians in the United States have gone to try and force women into not having a say. So this is pretty exciting for me. I actually have several ideas centering around the abortion debate, but I believe I’m going to head back into Whispertown to write a story for this contest. Blake’s big sister, Mary, certainly has a story to tell.

The contest ends on the 30th of this month, but I think I’ll be able to get it finished by then. I’ll let you know if anything comes from this. Even if I don’t win, I’m so excited for the chance to have my work read by someone other than friends and fans. I’ve always wanted to tell Mary’s story, and this is the perfect opportunity.

Hope you’ll wish me luck?





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