Who's Eligible to Enter?

Any writer who lives in Texas is eligible to submit a short story in any category.  The 2016 contest will begin on March 1st with a $30 entry fee per story.  The minimum count allowed is 1,500 words, the maximum word count allowed is 3,000 words.  A Texas writer can enter as many stories as they would like.  The story can not have been published at any time in any form.  No poetry will be accepted for entry.


Category List:






Fiction/Young Adult


Fiction/LeTs Bi Gay


If there is a genre you do not see listed, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for clarification on entry for that genre. 


Entry Deadlines:

Entries will begin on March 1st and continue till July 31st.  All voting will be completed by August 1st.  Winners will be announced by Sept 1st.  Publication of the winners from 2016 will be by October 15th.


How to Enter:

EBG247.com will handle all entry payments and upload of files.  You will have to create an account on their site by first clicking on here (as of February 15th).  The account is to verify you are a Texas Author and that you are the legal age of 18 or older.  If you are under the age of 18, you may have your parent or guardian enter on your behalf, the entry information will be in their name.  If you win, we will then contact the parent or guardian for more information.