How would you like to design the cover of our anthology? 

Our anthology features short stories by authors who have won our monthly themed contests, including: several magicial realism stories; erotica; romance; science fiction and fantasy; and more. Click here to read the winning stories so far. (September-December contests are still open-check out here!)

Elements on the cover must include the title:  First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.

Specifications:

1. Cover art image dimensions: 5.625” wide (includes .125” bleed on right edge) x 8.75” high (includes .125” bleed on top and bottom edges)

2. 300 dpi

3. File formats: .jpg or .png

4. If type is included in the design, save in layered .psd format with editable type layers. Package the .psd file to include font files.

Official Contest Rules

  • One winner will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winning cover design will be featured on our website and used as the cover artwork for the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in early 2018.
  • Multiple entries by one artist are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017.
  • Winner will be announced by January 9, 2018.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.]
  • By entering this contest, you agree that that you are able to comply with required specifications if your artwork is selected.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!
$8.00

Two Sisters Writing and Publishing November 2017 Writing Contest

 Allow us to dive deep into a day of your life as a Mermaid, Merman, or Man in Love with a Mermaid.  These legendary creatures of the sea have mystical powers to enchant, inspire, and vex all at once.  Take us into your watery world of turquoise depths, black sand beaches, and passing ships.  Describe the delectable diet you enjoy of sea creatures and tropical fruit, the power struggles of land, sea, and King Neptune’s nautical dominion.  Tell us about the passionate trysts you enjoy, your longing for legs and life on land, or the absolute bliss of swimming amidst coral reefs and sun-splashed coves.  Make us want to plunge into your world and never leave!

Target length: 1,000 - 1,200 words.

Our contest will have one winner who will receive a prize of $75. The winning story will be featured on our website and will be included in the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2017.

Official 
Contest Rules
  • One winner will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winner will be featured on our website and included in the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2017.
  • Target Length: 1,000 to 1,200 words. Stories under or over the target length will be disqualified.
  • Multiple entries by one author are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017. Stories sent electronically or postmarked after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be announced on December 21, 2017.
  • We do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!

$8.00

Two Sisters Writing and Publishing November 2017 Writing Contest

My Last Supper.  If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, write a short story about the dinner you would have the night before.  Describe the food in such detail that we are drooling and dreaming of having that now!  Tell us about the dialogue, the emotions, the celebration, the indulgence, the sights and sounds of this meal.  Are you alone?  Surrounded by 1,000 people?  In your kitchen, on a mountain, in a bubble bath?  Make it unique and decadent.  Make us want to be there with you!

1,000 - 1,200 words.

Our contest will have one winner who will receive a prize of $75. The winning story will be featured on our website and will be included in the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2017.

Official 
Contest Rules
  • One winner will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winner will be featured on our website and included in the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2017.
  • Target Length: 1,000 to 1,200 words. Stories under or over the target length will be disqualified.
  • Multiple entries by one author are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017. Stories sent electronically or postmarked after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be announced on December 21, 2017.
  • We do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!

Ends on December 31, 2017$8.00
$8.00

Two Sisters Writing and Publishing December 2017 Writing Contest

Let us peek into a scene of erotic indulgence that is far more than a tangle of limbs, or a recitation of naughty words.  Create a fantasy of flesh and hearts and minds and souls, all fusing as one white-hot flow of love and/or lust.  Describe why these lovers are entangled in a breathless tryst that far surpasses any experience they’ve had with others.  How do they tease, tantalize, and titillate?  How do they dominate, desire, and dream with their eyes wide open?  Indulge us with a literary look into your boudoir, your private beach, your rooftop terrace, as you indulge our senses in erotic abandon.

Target length: 1,000-1,200.

Our contest will have one winner who will receive a prize of $75. The winning story will be featured on our website and will be included in the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2017.

Official 
Contest Rules
  • One winner will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winner will be featured on our website and included in the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2017.
  • Target Length: 1,000 to 1,200 words. Stories under or over the target length will be disqualified.
  • Multiple entries by one author are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017. Stories sent electronically or postmarked after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be announced on January 21, 2017.
  • We do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!

$8.00

Two Sisters Writing and Publishing December 2017 Writing Contest

Stream of Consciousness!

Write a short story that is pure stream of consciousness. 1,000-1,200 words.

This contest will have one winner who will receive a prize of $75. The winning story will be featured on our website and will be included in the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2017.

Official Contest Rules

  • One winner will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winner will be featured on our website and included in the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2017.
  • Target Length: 1,000 to 1,200 words. Stories under or over the target length will be disqualified.
  • Multiple entries by one author are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017. Stories sent electronically or postmarked after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be announced on January 5, 2018.
  • We do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!

$8.00

Two Sisters Writing and Publishing June 2017 Writing Contest

Wedding Announcement

Write a story of 1,000-1,200 words announcing a wedding.

Our contest will have one winner who will receive a prize of $75. The winning story will be featured on our website and will be included in the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2017.


Official Contest Rules

  • One winner will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winner will be featured on our website and included in the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2017.
  • Target Length: 1,000 to 1,200 words. Stories under or over the target length will be disqualified.
  • Multiple entries by one author are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017. Stories sent electronically or postmarked after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be announced on January 5, 2018.
  • We do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!

Two Sisters Writing and Publishing January 2018 Writing Contest

Lookin' for Love in All the Wrong Places. If you are old enough to remember John Travolta in Urban Cowboy, then you remember this song by Johnny Lee. Take the reader through a story where the overarching themes of lookin' for love and all the wrong places. Who's doing the looking? What are those wrong places? Why are they wrong? Or are they really wrong at all? 
Let your creative juices flow!

Target length: 1,000 - 1,200 words.

Our contest will have one winner who will receive a prize of $75. The winning story will be featured on our website and will be included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2018.

Official 
Contest Rules
  • One winner will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winner will be featured on our website and included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2018.
  • Target Length: 1,000 to 1,200 words. Stories under or over the target length will be disqualified.
  • Multiple entries by one author are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018. Stories sent electronically or postmarked after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be announced on February 14, 2018.
  • We do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!

$8.00

Two Sisters Writing and Publishing January 2018 Writing Contest

Psychotherapy Session(s). Write a short story that takes place entirely within one or many psychotherapy session(s). Never had the joy of working with a psychotherapist? No problem! Check out the American Psychological Association's article "Understanding psychotherapy and how it works." Is your story told from POV of the patient? The doc? Does it go back and forth? Is the doc suggesting art therapy? Play therapy? Haiku therapy? Delve into the dynamics. Do the patient and the doc have good chemistry? Is the patient actually a couple? A child? A pet--yes, that's a thing. 

Target length: 1,000 - 1,200 words.

Our contest will have one winner who will receive a prize of $75. The winning story will be featured on our website and will be included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2018.

Official 
Contest Rules
  • One winner will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winner will be featured on our website and included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2018.
  • Target Length: 1,000 to 1,200 words. Stories under or over the target length will be disqualified.
  • Multiple entries by one author are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018. Stories sent electronically or postmarked after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be announced on February 14, 2018.
  • We do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!

Ends on February 28, 2018$8.00
$8.00

Two Sisters Writing and Publishing February 2018 Writing Contest

A Dog's Life. Write a short story from the point of view of your dog, a stray dog, your neighbor's dog, or your dream dog. Please use first person. What does a dog really think about? According to this article in Discover, "The mind of a dog is roughly equivalent to that of a human who is 2 to 2½ years old." What do you think of that? More importantly, what does your dog think of that?! 

Let your creative juices flow!

Target length: 1,000 - 1,200 words.

Our contest will have one winner who will receive a prize of $75. The winning story will be featured on our website and will be included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2018.

Official 
Contest Rules
  • One winner will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winner will be featured on our website and included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2018.
  • Target Length: 1,000 to 1,200 words. Stories under or over the target length will be disqualified.
  • Multiple entries by one author are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Deadline: February 28, 2018. Stories sent electronically or postmarked after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be announced on March 14, 2018.
  • We do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!

$8.00

Two Sisters Writing and Publishing February 2018 Writing Contest

“A cat has absolute emotional honesty,” Hemingway once wrote. “Human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” Write a short story about a person who becomes a cat. What does the cat do, say, feel, etc., that the human person wouldn't, couldn't, didn't? Explore Hemingway's quote, which I found in this article, or not. Rewrite Kafka's The Metamorphosis if you want!

Have fun. 


Target length: 1,000 - 1,200 words.

Our contest will have one winner who will receive a prize of $75. The winning story will be featured on our website and will be included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2018.

Official 
Contest Rules
  • One winner will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winner will be featured on our website and included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2018.
  • Target Length: 1,000 to 1,200 words. Stories under or over the target length will be disqualified.
  • Multiple entries by one author are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Deadline: February 28, 2018. Stories sent electronically or postmarked after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be announced on March 14, 2018.
  • We do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!

Two Sisters Writing and Publishing March 2018 Writing Contest

"Isn't it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?" so said Zig Ziglar.

Write a short story that takes place on the day before the vacation. Does your protagonist go into whirlwind mode and get stuff done? What happens that's momentous? Where's the vacation going to take place? Is it spring break? A day at the spa? A mental health day? A honeymoon? A cruise? Something unexpected? How long is the vacation going to be? Who else will be there? The possibilities are endless... 

Take it away!

Target length: 1,000 - 1,200 words.

Our contest will have one winner who will receive a prize of $75. The winning story will be featured on our website and will be included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2018.

Official 
Contest Rules
  • One winner will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winner will be featured on our website and included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2018.
  • Target Length: 1,000 to 1,200 words. Stories under or over the target length will be disqualified.
  • Multiple entries by one author are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Deadline: March 31, 2018. Stories sent electronically or postmarked after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be announced on April 14, 2018.
  • We do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!

Two Sisters Writing and Publishing March 2018 Writing Contest

In honor of Elton John's birthday month, our contest is all about the lyrics of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." Click here to see the lyrics and hear the song. Use at least one line for the title and write a story around that line/title. Or use lines form the song in the story. Your story can be about whatever you want -- not necessarily what wikipedia says this song is about! 

Target length: 1,000 - 1,200 words.

Our contest will have one winner who will receive a prize of $75. The winning story will be featured on our website and will be included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2018.

Official 
Contest Rules
  • One winner will earn $75 in prize money. 
  • Winner will be featured on our website and included in the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers, which we aim to publish in December 2018.
  • Target Length: 1,000 to 1,200 words. Stories under or over the target length will be disqualified.
  • Multiple entries by one author are permitted. 
  • Entry fees cover the prize purse and go toward the publication costs for the Second Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.
  • Deadline: March 31, 2018. Stories sent electronically or postmarked after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be announced on March 14, 2018.
  • We do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere.
  • All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final. Two Sisters will be the judges for this contest. 
  • No contest entry fees will be returned.
  • Winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
  • By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Contest rules are subject to change.
  • Further questions? Contact us!