The Comfortably Anon Writing Contest

writing contest

This award is now closed. Read the winner announcement 

1. Blanket Rules – Sean C

Sydney’s Dystopian Future laid bare on a slow train to nowhere (Read more).

2. Process of Elimination – Ash Warren

A Sci Fi short about identity set in the enduring darkness of space (Read more).

3. Gabe Logan Newell Times Two – Gaben

A comedic speculative sci fi story about a man with the name of a billionaire (Read more).

4. Shanon – Kalifa Grace

A short story of girl returning home from hospital (Read more).

“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

Writing Contest Guidelines

In 600 words or less write a piece of fiction that explores the themes of comfort and discomfort with anonymity. Look at modern anxieties with identity, as well as the benefits of adopting new or hidden personas.


The story must have at least 3 characters. They can be of any / no gender, they do not have to be human.


The story but be set on a moving vehicle, platform, apparatus of some kind, either in part or whole.

Due Date

The short list is due on the 20th of March. The short list will run for a week with a winner announced on the 27th of March 2015.

Special Requirements

See to it that there is a tragic death in there somewhere. It doesn’t have to be the main driving force of the story, it does not have to happen in the plot, just find a way to include it.



Good Luck!