Holiday Cafe Winter  October 26, 2013 - December 1, 2013

Reading and Deliberating


The contest is going to be for three (3) separate categories, Short Story, Poetry, and Artwork. The contest is not genre specific as long as your work fits into one of those criteria it is eligible. Reasons your specific work would not be eligible yet fit the three categories listed would be due to, 1. Explicit sexual content, 2. Profanity ridden, or 3. Offensive in any way, this is just following our general terms for acceptance listed on our website.

Submissions will be accepted from the date of this announcement until October 31st, 2013. No entries will be given consideration after the deadline. December 1st, 2013 we will begin getting the selections ready for judging.

There is no word limit for stories or poems but we ask that they are saved in Word, if you do not have Word, please submit your story or poem into the body of an email. For artwork, we ask you use a high resolution photo saved in the jpeg format and submit a small description of what the artwork is. For all entries, please submit a short bio on yourself.

All voting will be from your peers, viewers of The Holiday Café. We would like to keep it fair for all contestants, so please do not do any cyberspace craziness to rig the contest. This will not be favored by the staff of THC and you will be disqualified. Also you cannot sue The Holiday Café or its staff if you do not win.


First place t-shirts, second place notebooks


First Place Story First Place Story
Second Place Story Second Place Story
First Place Poem First Place Poem
Second Place Peom Second Place Peom


Nicole (Carpe Diem)
Nicole (Carpe Diem)
Pittsburgh, PA


10 Contestants
18 Submissions
Created Oct 26, 2013

Submit Submit Writing


  • Any Member can Submit
  • All types of Writing can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 2 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 10/26/2013 - 12/1/2013
  • Winners will be decided by User Votes


Nicole (Carpe Diem) is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Nicole (Carpe Diem) if you have any further questions.

Recent Submissions

Prologue Prologue

A Chapter by Kari

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A Poem by Mockingbird

"Josie" "Josie"

A Story by Jack Buckner