(De)Caffeinated Confessions Has Undergone a Makeover!


Some exciting news! The judges of (De)Caffeinated confessions and I put our heads together and thought up a few ways to make this competition more user friendly. I’m squeeing over what we came up with. This writing competition is now:

open genre
open longer (until Feb. 14, 2016 to be exact)
open topic as long as it’s funny and 2,000 words or fewer and
has a lower submission fee


I have been reading submissions to one of the other competitions and crying my ever-loving eyeballs out. I NEED you to write something funny. Please. Please please please.

Which reminds me: One random participant will receive feedback from me on a manuscript of their choice up to 50 pages. AND you can still win the competition and the grand prize. So submit! It’s for a good cause.

Here’s a link to the Submittable. Have something funny lying around? Now’s your chance. It’s a new year. Take the plunge.

All the love,


Shawna Ayoub

Shawna Ayoub is an essayist, fiction writer, poet and instructor with an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, [wherever], The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain.

2 Discussion to this post

  1. Diana says:

    Reblogged this on Part Time Monster and commented:
    I interrupt your regularly scheduled Monster Monday post to instead reblog this super-important post about (De)Caffeinated Confessions, a writing contest that I’m helping to judge.

    (De)Caffeinated Confessions is now open for a longer period of time (until Feb 14), the submission fee is lower, and the competition is open to more genres now, so long as the writing is humorous!

    Please consider entering this competition—there are some awesome prizes planned, and all proceeds go to help Shawna’s son Noah, who has Autism-related anxiety, to be united with his chosen service dog. Appa is a standard poodle currently undergoing service dog training. And that carries with it a lot of expenses. But a service dog can really help Noah and his family.

    So write a thing for us and enter the contest. ;D

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  2. […] New rules for (De)Caffeinated Confessions Competition that make it easier to enter and an extended deadline for entries! Come submit a piece of your work and help nine year old Noah, who is living with severe autism-related anxiety, to be united with his service-dog-in-training, Appa. […]

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