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Bunyan Fiction-Writing Contest

Announcing the Winners of the Bunyan Fiction Writing Contest

Thank you to everyone who participated in our writing contest! The winners of the writing contest are below. Click on the story title to read the winning entry.

The Grand Prize Winner is:


The 4 runner-up winners are:

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Live Coaching from Douglas Bond!


Interested in writing Christian fiction? Want to learn from a seasoned Christian author with dozens of books under his belt? Generations and P&R Publishing have partnered together to bring you the Bunyan Fiction Writing Contest and 20% Off Sale, named in honor of John Bunyan, one of the most important Christian writers of all time.

Here is your opportunity to get hands-on writing instruction from much-loved author, Douglas Bond, and learn how to write God-honoring fiction that serves to edify your readers.




Submit a fictional (historical fiction or fiction) short story (maximum 1,750 words) by April 8 and enter for a chance to win:


ribbon-grandprizeGrand Prize: 5 Douglas Bond Books ($100 value), 2-Hour 1-on-1 Coaching Session with Douglas Bond ($200 value) and a $500 cash prize! Grand Prize winner will be selected by Douglas Bond.
ribbon-runnerup4 Runner-Up Prizes: Each second-prize winner will receive 5 Douglas Bond books of their choice (published by P&R).

All participants will receive:

  • 1-Hour Fiction-Writing Webcast with Douglas Bond (March 22nd) at 4PM EST. Want to participate in the writing webinar but don’t have time to submit a short-story? No problem, just sign-up for the contest, and we'll give you access  to the webcast!

  • 30% Discount on all Generations Young Adult Reading

Your short story must conform to the following guidelines:

Winning entries will have compelling, authentic characters (complex villains, heroes who are men and not angels), an appropriately paced plot that explores conflict in a biblically appropriate manner (writers ought to remember they are writing fiction, not preaching a sermon), with a redemptive resolution that respects mystery in a broken world.

  • Maximum of 1,750 words

  • Double spaced

  • Indent all paragraphs, including each speaker in dialogue

  • Use 12 pt. Times New Roman font on entire document

  • Number pages bottom center

  • Include your name, contact info, and final word count at the top right of the submission


Contest enrollment is now closed.



Generations has collected some of the best reading for Young Adults available, and they are currently on sale! Each resource is available at 20% off the regular price! To receive a 30% discount, enter the Bunyan Fiction Writing Contest.