Submit to the Jerry Jazz Musician Contest

Jerry Jazz Musician currently seeks short story submissions for its 55th short fiction contest. As the author of the winning short story, you will receive $100 and publication on the Jerry Jazz Musician site. In addition, the winning story might be published in an annual anthology or magazine.

The prize is awarded thrice a year to the best original and previously unpublished short story submitted to them. The winner of the short fiction contest will be announced on the site.



  • Anyone from anywhere in the world.
  • No entry fee is required.


Submission Process:

  • The story could be on any theme. Nevertheless, the Jerry Jazz Musician Contest readers are interested in stories that revolve around music, social history, literature, politics, art, film, and theatre.
  • You are allowed to submit only a single story.
  • Your submission could be either a Word document or a PDF file.
  • The subject of your email should be: “Short Fiction Contest Submission”.
  • Send your submission as an email attachment to
  • The submission deadline is September 30, 2020.
  • The winning entry will be announced by November 10, 2020.



  • The story will be published on the Jerry Jazz Musician site, and, possibly, in an annual story anthology or magazine.
  • Shortlisted stories may also be considered for publication on the site.

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  1. Hi
    I remember watching Gwilym on Young Jazz Musician of the Year when it was on Granada TV back in 1995 or so. He played a lovely piano piece in 5/4 and I believe he was 15 at the time. Don’t think he got beyond his initial round! Would love to see that show again…

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