Short Story Showdown: Cupid's Quill Edition

Short Story Showdown: Cupid's Quill Edition

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Arundel Books
212 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

We had so much fun with the last one, we’re making a regular thing of it! 

Join us for an exciting in-store reading event, featuring finalists from the Cupid's Quill edition of our Short Story Showdown writing contest!

All finalists will also be included in a shiny new anthology from our friends at Occidental Square Press... be the first audience to hear these stories!  



Deadline to enter the story contest and be considered as a finalist is January 31st:

"We’re now accepting real or imagined stories of love or loss, terror or tenderness, lust, laughter, or undeniable losers… your cringiest Valentine’s memories or the best date you can dream up. You don’t have to keep it holiday specific, but it’s a great place to start. Just try to keep it PG-13, ok?"


Deadline: January 31st, 2020, Midnight

Finalists will be notified by: February 2nd


Age Guidelines: 18+

Submission Guidelines:

1300 words or less


PDF or Word Doc 

Email to

Subject line must read “Short Story Cupid”