(De)Caffeinated Confessions Writing Competition Prize List

Haven’t quite decided whether you’ll get your funny on and submit? Consider the prizes you could win! And remember, this competition benefits a little boy and his service dog, so you are a winner just for submitting.
The Gold medalist will receive: 

  • publication in On the Verge

their choice of a EITHER a not-so-humble caffeine bundle that includes: 

  • one Ninja Coffee Bar ($199.99  value) and
  • coffee beans, tea leaves, mug


  • $150 cash

Silver medalist receives:

  • caffeine bundle including beans, leaves, mug OR
  • $45 cash
  • publication in On the Verge

Bronze medalist receives:

  • caffeine bundle including beans, leaves, mug OR
  • $35 cash
  • publication in On the Verge

This competition is based in the U.S. Out-of-country medalists will receive a cash option in place of bundles.

Please use the following guidelines when submitting:

  • One story per submission.
  • Submissions should not exceed 2000 words.
  • Submissions should be in pdf or docx format.
  • Do not put any identifying information in your submission document. Judging will be blind.
  • This competition is open to all ages. Kids, go ahead and share your parents’ embarrassing decaf moments with their permission.
  • Submissions should make me laugh and say, “Hey, me too.” The best writing is universal. The best caffeine is any caffeine.
  • You are welcome to submit as many times as you want. After all, this is a fundraiser!

Still not enough reason? Every submission in a Four Paws for Noah competition is an entry for our grand prize drawing. You don’t have to have a winning essay to get the grand prize. Details forthcoming.

Find the full listing and send in your submission on our Submittable page. And please pass it on.

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Shawna is a writer and in Bloomington, IN with an MFA from Indiana University. Her work most frequently addresses issues associated with survivorship. Some of her published writing can be found in The Manifest-Station, HuffPo, Sacred & Subversive, Exit 7, [wherever], and Role Reboot. She writes most regularly on Steemit and her personal site, The Honeyed Quill. Shawna is the creator of #LinkYourLife, the compassion-based community for artists and survivors on Twitter and Facebook. She is Editor-in-Chief for The Relationship Blogger, a site dedicated to mental health, relationships and their intersections. She teaches writing locally as well as online through the Center for Creative Writing.

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