Short Story Competition 2016
Our annual short story competition is now open for entries. Suitable for writers of all levels, whether published or unpublished, entries can be any genre, on any subject, but must be no longer than 2,500 words.
1st prize - £500
2nd prize - £100
3rd prize- £50
30th November 2016
The results will be published on our website at the end of February 2017.
Judge: Isabel Wolff
Isabel was born in Warwickshire, read English at Cambridge and, after spells in the theatre and in advertising, worked at the BBC. She also wrote freelance articles for magazines and newspapers such as The Spectator, the Evening Standard, the Independent and the Daily Telegraph who, in 1997, commissioned her to write a comic, girl-about-town column, Tiffany Trott. Within a month of the first column appearing she was signed by HarperCollins to turn Tiffany's adventures into a book (The Trials of Tiffany Trott).
She is a Sunday Times bestseller and is published in 30 languages. Her novels include 'Behaving Badly', 'The Very Picture of You' and 'A Vintage Affair' which was an Amazon Book of the Year. Isabel's most recent novel, 'Ghostwritten', set on Java during the Japanese occupation of WW2, was shortlisted for the RoNA Romantic Novel Awards, 2015, in the Historical Fiction category.
To enter please pay by Paypal using the options below or post a cheque (made payable to J Smith to School House, Lindal, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0NB), then complete the entry form below and upload your entries.
If you have any problems completing the online entry form, please email your Word Document(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the information requested on the entry form in the body of the email.
4) Stories must be previously unpublished either online or in print, and must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere. We do, however, accept stories that have been on critique forums or are currently submitted to another competition.
If for whatever reason you have problems paying via Paypal, please remember you can also pay by cheque (Made payable to J Smith and posted to School House, Lindal, Ulverston, Cumbria, UNITED KINGDOM LA12 0NB), or contact email@example.com
Pay for 1 entry £6.00
Pay for 2 entries £10.00
Pay for 3 entries £14.00
Additional entries £4 each