Golden Rain – Spring 2019


Golden Rain Short Story Contest

Hosted by Annie Louise Twitchell

Story Length: under 5,000 words

Story Theme: True Love

Genre: Any

Rating: PG, or safe for readers 10+

Contest Start: January 8th, 2019

Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2019

Winners to be announced: to be determined

Submission Fee: None

Prize: $5 Amazon Gift Card AND winning short story (and runners-up if applicable) will be featured on, with an accompanying e-book style cover design by Annie Louise Twitchell or a designer selected by Annie Louise Twitchell.

Expectations: Golden Rain Short Story Contest entries will be true love themed, in any genre as long as it fits the rating. The stories will be judged by judges who will each select their favorite, or if the number of entries warrants it, their top three favorites. Annie Louise Twitchell or representative will select the final winner, and if warranted by the number of submissions, the top three runners-up.


Winners will be expected to work with Annie Louise Twitchell and/or representatives for any editing, content or grammatical, that may be required before the story is published.

While the story is not expected to be perfect, we do expect that reasonable effort has been made to present a good story with minimal grammatical errors. This will increase the chances of being selected by the judges.

Contest is open world-wide as long as the submissions are in English.

Stories MUST be original, unpublished pieces.

Annie Louise Twitchell reserves non-exclusive electronic rights to the winning story/stories. They will be hosted, at Annie Louise Twitchell’s discretion, on for the period of two months. At the end of two months, the stories can be removed if the author requests. If no request is made, the stories will remain hosted on until such time as Annie Louise Twitchell deems appropriate to remove them. Efforts will be made to notify authors of changes in the status of their stories.