Collins Writing Contest

Dark buildings with lit windows against a night sky

32nd Annual Collins Writing Contest: After Dark

Overhead street lights cast their glares
And paths empty in the park.
Nocturnal creatures leave their lairs
Because it's after dark.

For the 32nd annual Collins Writing Contest, entrants are invited to explore what happens after dark in a short story.

Entrants are encouraged to take the time to read the full rules and regulations, plus the frequently asked questions linked below before submitting their entry.

To read the full rules and regulations, please click here. [PDF - 196 KB]

To read answers to frequently asked questions, please click here. [PDF - 539 KB]

To download an entry form for the contest, please click here. [PDF - 1009 KB]

Important Dates

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Entry Deadline

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Awards Ceremony


If you have any questions that are not answered on this page or the linked files, please e-mail Jacob Fehr at