Calling All Emerging Writers For Contest 3!

Calling All Emerging Writers For Contest 3!

Editor’s Note: The Hummingbird Emerging Writer Contest 3 is now closed for new entries. Thank you to all the writers who have submitted stories.

  • The next step is for our panel of Hummingbird contributors to read the stories. Stories are provided “blind.” The author is not identified, and all are put into the same format for the panel members to rank.

  • Next Saturday, September 14th, 2019, the top two stories, based on our “points” ranking process, will be published for ALL HUMMINGBIRD READERS to vote for their favorite. We really need everyone to cast their votes! Voting will be open for approximately two weeks, until September 29th, 2019.

  • Please refer to the contest details below. As a final note, each writer that contributed their pieces to the Contest are truly winners. Having the skill and confidence to put forth their original work is the first step in becoming a published writer. Kudos to all of them. And not to give too much away, the stories are awesome!!

ONWARD! Let’s get our panel to work!!

Emerging Writer Contest 3!  Featuring Original Stories
Written by Hummingbird Readers

(And YOU vote on your favorite!)

Here is your opportunity to become a published author! Hummingbird is pleased to announce our third Emerging Writer Contest.  We invite you to submit your original story or essay.  And, if you are the final winner, your story will be published and promoted on Hummingbird under the Emerging Writer banner. 

The Emerging Writer Contest has grown in readership to become one of Hummingbird’s leading posts. There were more than 500 reads of the pages associated with Emerging Writer Contest 2. We had many entries, including international emerging writers. The quality of the entries was excellent. Several writers submitted 2 stories. If you have always wanted to have your work published and to expand your circle of supportive readers, we encourage you to participate! We expect the number of entries to continue increasing with each contest and on behalf of Hummingbird, we wholeheartedly welcome you.

Contest Details.

  • Your story must contain or feature “a thought” that is succinctly stated and central to your entry. For example, “His first reaction was, ‘this will never work.’”

  • Up to 300 words.

  • Your story must have a title.

  • You may submit up to 2 stories per contest.

  • The top 2 stories will be chosen by a panel of Hummingbird authors.

  • Semi-finalists will be featured on the HBP so that Hummingbird Readers can vote on their favorite.

The winning author, based on Hummingbird audience vote, will be invited to submit an original story of their choosing for future publication on Hummingbird on an agreed upon date. The short story or essay can have up to 400 words. The story or essay must be approved for publication by the publisher.


  • Email submission(s) through Contact Us.

  • Include your name with your submission.

  • Submissions will be confirmed by Hummingbird.

  • Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 6, 2019.

  • The two semi-finalists will be announced and their story/essay published Saturday, September 14, 2019.

  • Hummingbird voting commences on September 14, 2019 and ends September 29, 2019.

  • The winner will be announced and the winning story/essay will be published and promoted on October 5, 2019.

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