55+Fiction

How to Enter: Yes! You Can Be a Famous Writer!

You can enter all year long and submit as many stories as you like. Winners in our annual contest will be published in New Times.

» Read Entry Guidelines & How To

How to enter

You can enter all year long and submit as many stories as you like

29th annual 55 Fiction contest

Winners from our 29th annual short story contest

29th annual 55 Fiction contest

It's time to get briefs with 55 Fiction

55 Fiction 2015

Keep it brief: 28th annual 55 Fiction

It's time to get briefs with 55 fiction

Boxers or briefs?

How to enter

You can enter all year long and submit as many stories as you like

How to Enter

Yes! You Can Be a Famous Writer!

55 Fiction 2014

We like short stories and we cannot lie: This year's 55 Fiction winners

55 Fiction - 2013

55 Fiction 2013

Tornado in a teardrop

55 Fiction 2012

It was all a dream

Our annual 55 Fiction short story contest is back

Few words, many rules

Announcing our 2012 25th annual 55 Fiction short story contest

55 Fiction 2011

Our 24th Annual short-story writing contest inpires flights of fancy, poignant moments, and--of yes--murder

55 Fiction: The Book

No small feats

Short stories are big endeavors

How to Enter

Yes! You Can Be a Famous Writer!

Make Dickens and Milton look like bloviated windbags!

55 Fiction is the perfect literary forum for commitment phobes

Here are 55 rules (maybe less) for 55 Fiction

It doesn't have to be very long to be very good

55 Fiction 2007 Winners

The basic premise is ridiculous.

55 Fiction 2005

Archives


Search, Find, Enjoy

Submit an event

Popular Events

  • Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Experience @ Clark Center for the Performing Arts

    • Fri., June 7, 7:30-10 p.m. $45-$75
    • Buy Tickets
  • Fused Glass Bee Stake: Fundraiser for Central Coast Beekeepers Alliance @ Glasshead Studio

    • Wed., May 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-3 p.m. $100
    • Buy Tickets
Readers Poll

What's the best thing about the Central Coast during summer?

  • Being close to the ocean.
  • Tons of wineries to choose from for outdoor tastings.
  • Big annual events, like the Mid-State Fair and SB County Fair.
  • Looking forward to even hotter weather in October.

View Results

Trending Now


Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Experience @ Clark Center for the Performing Arts

Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Experience

Fri., June 7, 7:30-10 p.m. — Starring Craig A. Meyer as Almost Elton John, with music by The...
Buy Tickets$45-$75
38th annual Central Coast Renaissance Festival @ Laguna Lake Park

38th annual Central Coast Renaissance Festival

Sat., July 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Experience 16th-century magic and enjoy thrilling battles, parades, enchanting music, and comedy...
Buy Tickets$25-$30

View All Ticketed Events