A Gray Tree Surprise Ending Open Contest



This contest is open to everyone—authors, writers, friends, relatives, and neighbors—who are published or not. The following short story needs a surprise ending limited to a total of 456 words.

A Gray Tree will be included as a separate story in the coming release of the book, Seniors Touring Society, by Donald Kemp.

The winner will be named as contributing author for this short story only. Credits will be given in the book’s acknowledgment and also within an afterword.

Please Note: Work with profanity or a dream ending will not be considered.

Email your entry with your name and a return email address to:


Be sure the subject line reads: A GRAY TREE SUBMISSION ENTRY.

The following document types are accepted: DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT.

The contest period is from:

Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 12:00 a.m. EST


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 11:59 p.m. EST

The winner will be announced as soon as possible after the closing date. They will also receive an Ebook copy of the book upon release, as well as a signed and dedicated print book edition once it is made available. The winning ending will also be showcased here on Donald’s Kemp’s website.

This contest is open to U. S. and International residents.

Click HERE to download the story document.