Short Story Challenge

Join the Short Story Challenge with Best-selling Author, Jerry B. Jenkins!

Contest ends Friday, July 22, 2022

Writing Topic

Write about someone who conquered their fears.

Submit your fictional, biblical moral-themed short story, and enter to win a chance to have your work critiqued* by best-selling author and Chair of CCU's Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, Jerry B. Jenkins!

The winning story will be published on the CCU CAGS Blog and the winner will receive a prize package worth over $100 of CCU Swag and personally signed copies of Jerry Jenkins's newest novels.


  • Each story submission must be at least 500 words but no more than 1,000 words.
  • All stories must be submitted by midnight Friday, July 22, 2022.
  • All stories must be appropriate for all audiences and should not relate to any opinions or political events.
  • Participants must be 19 years or older.

Winner Selection

Each story will be evaluated based on writing style, grammar, and creativity with how the moral is portrayed.

* The top three entries (including the winner) will receive their story back with critique from Jerry himself.