Goodnight New York Contest

Goodnight New York Contest

The three lucky winners of the Goodnight New York Contest will receive a two-night complimentary stay at The Frederick Hotel in Tribeca, Manhattan at a time of their choosing.

Here’s the assignment: write a bedtime story for adults. (No, we don’t mean risqué, just not a children’s story.) Your story, which may be true or made-up, should somehow relate to New York City—or as Frank Sinatra crooned, “the city that never sleeps.”

The contest will culminate in a reading at The Frederick Hotel in late winter 2018, and the three winning stories will be displayed in selected hotel rooms. (Winners don’t need to attend this reading if not convenient.)

One of New York City’s oldest hotel properties, dating back to the 1830s, The Frederick Hotel in Lower Manhattan’s trendy Tribeca enclave provides boutique accommodations with historically reverent design.

There is a limit of 500 words.

Deadline: Monday January 15, 2018, 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Winners will be announced soon.

The contest is closed.

The Details:

  • Submit a bedtime story for adults somehow related to the theme of “New York City.”
  • Entry must consist of no longer than 500 words. Longer entries will be disregarded.
  • Entries must be submitted online by 11:59 pm Eastern Time, Monday January 15, 2018.
  • Only online entries will be accepted.
  • Entry is free. Limit one entry per person.
  • Entry must be original and unpublished.
  • Entries will be judged on originality, quality, spelling, and grammar.
  • Gotham will post the winning entry at
  • The three winners will be notified in February 2018.