The Six Feet Writing Competition

(now closed for entries)
The American Book Center & The Story Lounge present
A creative writing competition!

Thank you, writers!

Thank you all so much for your beautiful stories.

We have already started reading them and it has given our Corona-time many different perspectives.

We are reading stories about loneliness, new-found love, long-distance love, the pandemic viewed from cats, children. We’ve had sad stories, quirky ones, Scifi, an inner dialogue, music suggestions and many other forms and shapes.

What’s next?

In the next 2 weeks, we will be reading, sorting and from there we’ll create a shortlist.
The people on this shortlist will be notified around July 14th.

In the last 2 weeks of July, we will be choosing the winners and announcing them.

Whatever happens, we truly hope this competition will encourage you to write many more stories!

The theme

For this competition we asked you to write a short fiction story
with a maximum of 1500 words.
The theme: ‘intimacy in a socially distant world.’
We will be looking for an original approach that stirs the reader and creates an urge to read on until the end. If you had fun writing it, we can usually tell; it’s contagious!


The winner gets a free 2-hour creative writing workshop with The Story Lounge and a voucher worth €50 for the American Book Center. Your story will be placed on this page as a centrepiece and will be promoted throughout our socials.
The second and third runners-up will each receive a voucher for the American Book Center worth €25 and will also be posted on this page for all to read and admire.

The Story Lounge

Submission guidelines

  • Anyone over 18 can join
  • Your submission has to be written in English
  • Only original works that have not been published in print, digital  or online publications will be considered
  • Format: 12pt Arial, Word Document
  • Don’t forget to give your story a title!
  • Send to as an attachment
  • Call your email ‘Six Feet Writing Competition’
  • Maximum word count is 1500 words
  • The deadline is July 1st, 2020
  • If you don’t follow these guidelines you will be disqualified
  • All rights remain with the author of the original piece
  • The judges’ view is final and can not be disputed

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