r.f.d. short story writing contest

We are pleased to announce the first ever Radio Free Deseret Writing Contest! 


Writing Guidelines

Your submission must be an original work of fiction with a 6000 word limit. There is no minimum word count requirement and all fiction genres are welcome. 


"O Babylon, We Bid Thee Farewell" 

You are free to interpret this prompt in any way you see fit, with an encouragement to incorporate elements and themes related to the Latter-day Saint faith. 


Submissions are open from Friday, October 18th, 2019 until Sunday, December 15th, 2019


Submissions will be posted to the site beginning December 16th, 2019 and will be available to the public for voting. Submissions will also be voted on by a panel of judges selected for this contest. 

The winner will be announced in January, 2020 and will be contacted via the provided contact information with your submission prior to the public announcement. 


Grand Prize of $200 (Paid via Venmo or PayPal) and an Author spotlight featured on the site. Other prizes are to be determined.

How to Submit

Click the link below and email your submission as either the main body of text OR as a Word or Google Doc. 

YOU MUST include your name and contact info in your email. Your name will be displayed along with your entry, but your contact info will remain private. If you wish to have a different name posted with your entry, please so indicate in your submission. 

By submitting below, you hereby grant RadioFreeDeseret non-exclusive rights to review, evaluate and post on the site, your original work for the duration of the contest. You may revoke this right at any time and will be withdrawn from the competition. RadioFreeDeseret reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason. 

About radio free deseret


We are an independent and grass roots cooperative seeking to discover, develop and promote artists who share a passion for media that is virtuous, lovely, or of good report, or praiseworthy 


We actively seek to support, develop, produce, fund, and drive traffic to those artists, creators and projects we believe have something unique to offer, and that aligns with our shared faith and values. 


Let's face it, the world is headed in a troubling direction. 

Media is more often concerned with pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable, and is less concerned with the consequences of such influence. 

Very few alternatives to the Babylonian agenda exist, and there will be fewer and fewer of the them in the future. 

Radio Free Deseret seeks to reverse this trend and provide quality entertainment and content that stands in stark contrast to what the world currently has to offer, both for us to enjoy now, and for our children to enjoy in the future. 


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Oct. 18, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019

R.F.D. Short Story Writing Contest

Event Details

Oct. 18, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019

R.F.D. Short Story Writing Contest

Open contest. See home page for details

Jan, 2020

R.F.D. Short Story Winner Announcement

Event Details

Jan, 2020

R.F.D. Short Story Winner Announcement

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