Text Box: Short Story Competition

Welcome to our short story 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 competition: entries close on the last day of February 2020






















First: 500

Second: 200

Third: 100



Entry fees

7/9 for one

12/15.50 for two

16/21 for three

20/26 for four


Optional Critiques

As per the drop down menus on the entry page

Payment options and entry instructions can be found on the Short Story Entry Page