48 Hr Books Writing Contest: A New Decade!

December 12, 2019 (Last Updated January 25, 2020)

48 Hr Books




Participating in a writing contest can help advance your writing, inspire new ideas, or help with writer’s block. Enter our writing contest for a chance to win a self-publishing package!


This contest is FREE to enter!


Winner receives:

Printing for 50 paperback books (*Black & white interior with full-color gloss cover, 60# paper, any size up to 300 pages)

Cover design (if needed)

ISBN and barcode

Feature in our newsletter, “The Writers’ Block”

Blog post containing winning entry


*2nd Place will receive code for $100 off book printing and 3rd place will receive $50 off!



Entries should be no more than 2,500 words

Please include word count on entry

Entry must be titled

Submissions will be accepted until March 13th


Prompt: It’s 2020 and the start of a new decade.  Write about the future!


Submissions can be fiction or nonfiction; short stories or essays – interpret as you wish!


What We’re Looking For:

The prize will be awarded to the submission that is well-written, demonstrating principles of good storytelling and adherence to theme.


To Enter:

Submit a .doc or .pdf attachment of your writing to sm@48hrbooks.com with the subject: “writing contest”

Please include your first and last name



Winners will be selected April 3rd!



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