Level 3 HSK Short Story Competition!
Deadline extended to Feb. 28!
Submit your best short story of up to 2500 characters using vocabulary from the Level 3 HSK list (available here). Stories will be judged on creativity and overall quality.
- 1st Prize: $250 and publication on this website
- 2nd Prize: $100 and publication on this website
- 3rd - 5th Prizes: $25 and publication on this website
- There is no entry fee.
- Your entry must be written entirely in Chinese characters (simplified or traditional).
- Your entry must be at least 500 characters and no more than 2,500 characters.
- Your story must use only vocabulary from the Level 3 HSK list (available here) and up to ten additional words (which may be repeated) not included on that list.
- Entries may come from outside the United States, but monetary prizes will be awarded in American dollars and paid via PayPal.
- All work must be your own and not previously published.
- Stories are submitted under a Creative Commons Attribution license (see details here).
- All entries must be received by February 28, 2015.
- The winners will be announced here on March 30, 2015. The judges’ decision is final.