Brave Enough To Fail Inc. is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit 

We Raise student achievement by inspiring kids to achieve their dreams.

All profits from this contest go toward providing motivational programs and academic scholarships to in-need students and high schools.

Your entry donation is 100% tax deductible. 

Thank you and good luck!

  •  Online Submissions only
  • All stories must be previously unpublished in 
  • Submission fee $20.00 US
  • Max word count: 10,000
  • Contest is open to all genres with the exception of erotica and graphic content
  • All readings are blind
  • Each story must be accompanied by a cover sheet that includes the writer’s name, age, the title of the story, his or her complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and the word count of the work submitted.
  • The title page and story must be submitted as one document, as an attachment. The author’s name should not appear on the story. Only the title of the story should appear on the manuscript.
  • Writers may submit multiple entries, but these must be submitted as separate Microsoft Word documents, or PDFs with separate cover sheets and separate entry fees.
  • Contest is open to all genres with the exception of erotica and explicit content
  •  Online Submissions only
  • All stories must be previously unpublished in any format
  • Submission fee $20.00 US
  • Max word count: 10,000. 
  • Contest is open to all genres with the exception of erotica and explicit content
  • All readings are blind
  • Each story must be accompanied by a cover sheet that includes the writer’s name, age, the title of the story, his or her complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and the word count of the work submitted.

  • The title page and story must be submitted as one document, as an attachment. The author’s name should not appear on the story. Only the title of the story should appear on the manuscript.

  • Writers may submit multiple entries, but these must be submitted as separate Microsoft Word documents, or PDFs with separate cover sheets and separate entry fees.