Trueself Prose Contest

We want to hear your stories. We're looking for writers of any background to share their stories for a chance to be published right here on Trueself!


Do you have an embarrassing story about the time your dad dressed up as Santa Claus while drunk? Do you have a poignant story about the time your dad kicked the presents under the Christmas tree while drunk? Are YOU that dad? Fatherhood is a difficult subject for a lot of us, but it can also create funny, heartwarming, and moving narratives that unite us through story-telling. TrueSelf Prose Contest is currently accepting all stories about or by dads, fiction and non-fiction <1500 words. Our favorite dad story will win a $50 prize and be published on our site. 2nd prize will be publication!


1st prize: $50 and publication

2nd prize/runner-up: publication


Send your piece to [email protected]

Make sure to use the Subject Line: "Trueself Prose Contest"

SUBMIT BY: October 15

Winners will be informed by the editor via email. Check back next month for a new prompt!