If you have always wished that Hogwarts had sent you a letter, this is your chance to make your mark on the Harry Potter universe. In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday (July 31), we’re excited to announce that we’ll host a Harry Potter fanfiction contest for the month of July!
Write us a quick story within the Harry Potter universe using either existing characters or characters you’ve created. The WritersDomain team is very excited to see your submissions!
2 Runners-up: $25
Final Submission Due Date
You must submit your story to the form below by 8 a.m. MST on Monday, July 23.
Word Count Limit
Submit only one-shot stories. Your story can be up to 3,000 words. We will disqualify stories that go over the word limit, so keep it snappy.
Announcement of Winners
We will announce contest winners on the blog on July 30.
If you’re not experienced with fanfiction, you may not know where to start. We’ve compiled some resources for you:
- For a general fanfiction overview with tips, read through this Wikihow.
- For inspiration, read through Harry Potter fanfiction on these websites:
We understand that fanfiction can get close to copyright infringement. This contest is only offering prize money—we are not buying your work—so there should be no danger of infringement of any kind. To be safe, consider crafting unique characters that interact in the Wizarding world.
As always, keep our general contest rules in mind, and remember that WritersDomain does not accept explicit content.
If you have questions about this contest, please email us at [email protected]