The IABD Presents network is launching our first ever short story contest!

This year's theme is "I met you before the fall of Rome." Yes, as you may have noticed, that is the first line of the song "It's All Been Done" by the Barenaked Ladies, which we thought appropriate for our network.

We are excited to announce four winners for our inaugural contest! The number of winners was chosen based on the number of eligible entries and judge opinion. Thank you to all who entered!

Network head Jerome Wetzel will also contribute a story, and we'll release the five-tale collection weekly beginning May 29th.

2017 Winners

Grand Prize - Samantha Smith, Little Star

Runners Up (alphabetical):

  • J.K. Jordan, Under an Ancient Sun

  • Stuart Lu, 20 Million Miles From Rome

  • Samantha Stark, Venus


2018 Contest

Rules and theme for our next competition will be released late in 2017. We plan to choose at least five winners next year!