Welcome to our Short Stories competition category. This is an open-themed competition and we accept all genres, including those written by or for children. Adult material is also acceptable providing the content fits the story and is not gratuitous.
We are looking for stories ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 words, with strong characters, a well-crafted plot and realistic dialogue (where used). Make us laugh, make us cry, but most of all, make us feel!
This is an annual short stories competition: entries close on the last day of February 2023
Entry fee: £7 for one story, £12 for two, £16 for three, £20 for four
Optional critiques: £25 per story
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- First: £500
- Second: £200
- Third: £100