Thanks to Nick Reid, the first prize winner in our short story contest Stories Through The Ages, College Edition 2017, for sending us a picture of him with his $500 check,

The website has been updated with the synopsis for each story that will be in the book. There is also a button to “Reserve a Copy” to make sure you get one from the first printing. We are planning to have the book available in late June. You can read the synopses here.

Remember, submissions for our short story contests Baby Boomers Plus 2017 and Generations XYZ 2017 are open.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in our Stories Through The Ages – College Edition.

Here is a picture of Kelly Doyle with her check for winning 2nd place.

We are pleased to publish the full list of winners and finalists for the contest.

1st Place Nicholas Reid – George Mason University
2nd Place Kelly Doyle – Emory University
3rd Place Jacques Denault – Merrimack College

Victoria Agee –  Morehead State University
Declan Falls – Carleton College
Sophia Jenkins – Carleton College
Kyandreia Jones – Hamilton College
Alexander Kenny – George Mason University
Jillian Kovach – University of New Mexico
Greg Lozano – Sonoma State University
Emily Morgan – California Lutheran University
Zakery R. Munoz – University of New Mexico
Alexis Noel – Southern Oregon University
Gabrielle Tourtellotte – George Mason University
Jamie Wright – Colorado State University

College Edition 2017 Finalists

Our College Edition 2017 of Stories Through the Ages has generated a remarkable outpouring of words from young people, who don’t seem to be aware that writing is a lost art.

Judging these amazing stories was difficult and a bit daunting. There is no right or wrong, no clear cut guidelines for what makes a successful short story. The judges disagreed often and sometimes with passion but in the end the finalists became apparent by dint of their own merits.

The actual criteria used in determining the value of a story is difficult to delineate but must surely include the obvious factors of plot and depth of character, quality of the prose and reliability of the structure of the story itself—does it make sense?  For our judges and for anyone who reads a story the final proof is in the most important criteria of all: Did we enjoy reading it?

We, at Living Springs Publishers are dedicated to giving voice to those who deserve a chance to tell their story, regardless of age. Our Stories through the Ages series is proud to announce the top fourteen finalists in our inaugural College Edition 2017 short story contest. The top 15 stories will appear in our book; in addition the top three receive a monetary prize.

1st Place Nicholas Reid - George Mason University
2nd Place Kelly Doyle - Emory University 
3rd Place Jacques Denault - Merrimack College
          Declan Falls - Carleton College 
          Sophia Jenkins - Carleton College 
          Kyandreia Jones - Hamilton College 
          Alexander Kenny - George Mason University 
          Jillian Kovach - University of New Mexico 
          Greg Lozano - Sonoma State University 
          Alexis Noel - Southern Oregon University 
          Emily Morgan - California Lutheran University
          Zakery R. Munoz - University of New Mexico
          Gabrielle Tourtellotte - George Mason University
          Jamie Wright - Colorado State University

We will announce the fifteenth finalist in the near future.

Stories Through The Ages – College Edition Winners chosen

The winning stories of the Stories Through The Ages – College Edition 2017 have been chosen. It was a tough decision and the judges had to leave out several stories that they would have liked to include.

We have notified the top three who will receive cash prizes and have their stories appear in our book. We have also notified the twelve whose stories were chosen to be published in the book. We plan to announce the names of all of the winners soon. So keep checking back.

Stories Through The Ages Update

Judging is in progress for “Stories Through The Ages-College Edition”. We will be sending out notifications to the students in the next couple of weeks and awarding prize money of $500, $200 and $100 after that. After notifications have been sent we will post the results. We are very excited about the stories and anxious to start putting the book together.

Submissions for the short story contest for Baby Boomers Plus are now open.  The stories must be written by someone born 1964 or earlier. The entry fee is $25 for submissions before July 15, 2017 and $35 for submissions July 15 – August 15, 2017. Cash prizes of $500, $200 and $100 will be awarded and the top 15 entries will appear in a book.

It will be interesting to see the types of stories that this age group will submit.

If you know anyone who enjoys writing, please tell them about our upcoming contests. People can subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when submissions open for the contests.

Stories Through The Ages-College Edition

The deadline has passed for “Stories Through The Ages-College Edition”. The short story contest for the Baby Boomers and generations before that will begin in late spring. We must say that from early indications from our judges that the college students across our great nation have set the bar extremely high for the upcoming contests.

We asked the college students to entertain us, make us wonder and stretch our imaginations, all in 4000 words or less. We must pick fifteen stories to be published in our book, but to all who were fueled by the inspiration to create a story, we thank you for your hard work and daring to take a chance in having your work judged. Writing is an art. Judging these stories is subjective. It is very much our opinion that there are no losers. From early indications our job in judging is going to be very difficult.

We at Living Springs Publishers very much want to publish quality books in each edition of our “Stories Through The Ages” series. Again we want to thank the students from all across the country for taking the time to send us your work. It is your talent that will make the book a success.

If you know anyone who enjoys writing, please tell them about our upcoming contests. People can subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when submissions open for the contests.

Contest deadline is March 21, 2017

Get your short stories in before the deadline. There are only 3 more days! The stories we have received so far have been great and we are anxious to start putting the book together.

The contest is open to any person, who at the time of submission, is a full-time student at an accredited University or College in the United States.  So tell all of the college students you know about the contest.

Stories Through the Ages – College Edition will be the first in a series of books presenting short stories from different segments of the population.

We will be accepting submissions through March 21, 2017. The book will be published the summer of 2017.

Visit our contest page for more information.

Deadline for Short Story Contest Approaching


The deadline for submitting stories to our short story contest Stories Through the Ages – College Edition is approaching fast. There are just 24 more days, so be sure to get your story in!

Stories Through the Ages – College Edition will be the first in a series of books presenting short stories from different segments of the population.

The top 15 entries will be published in the college edition of the series of books.

In addition:

First Prize: $500.00
Second Prize: $200.00
Third Prize: $100.00
Each of the 15 winners will receive a printed copy of the book.

The contest is open to any person, who at the time of submission, is a full-time student at an accredited University or College in the United States.

We will be accepting submissions through March 21, 2017. The book will be published the summer of 2017.

Visit our contest page for more information.

Announcing the release of our books on Barnes & Nobel

We are pleased to announce the release of What Is A Hero and The Toastmaster in Nook eBook format!

What Is A Hero, written by Henry E. Peavler, is the story of his struggle with Lymphoma cancer. In the voice of Henry Edwards he describes the treatments he underwent, interspersed with memories of growing up during the 50’s and 60’s.

The Toastmaster, written by Dan Peavler, is a captivating story about the triumphs and struggles of the ordinary people. It is a novel of suspense, drama and love.

The books are available on our website in paperback format. We provide links to the eBook versions on Amazon and Barnes & Nobel.

Stories Through the Ages – College Edition

Living Springs Publishers LLP is now accepting submissions for our short story contest:

Stories Through the Ages
College Edition

This will be the first in a series of books presenting short stories from different segments of the population.

The top 15 entries will be published in the college edition of the series.

In addition:
First Prize: $500.00
Second Prize: $200.00
Third Prize: $100.00
Each of the 15 winners will receive a printed copy of the book.

Eligibility: The contest is open to any person, who at the time of submission, is a full-time student at an accredited University or College in the United States.

Timeline: We will be accepting submissions through March 21, 2017. The book will be published the summer of 2017.

Format: All entries must be submitted through our submission page.

Stories are to be a minimum of 1000 words and maximum of 4000 words. There is no special theme, and all genres and subjects will be considered.

Submission fee: $20 for the first entry, $10 for additional entries by the same author.

Additional Notes: Terms and Conditions are available on the website.

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