Creative Writing Contest

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

Contest ends Monday, November 15, 2021

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 CCU sweatshirt and mug.


  • Each story submission must be at least 500 words but no more than 1,000 words.
  • All stories must be submitted by midnight Monday, November 15, 2021.
  • 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 five entries (including the winner) will receive their story back with critique from Jerry himself.