Great News!!

Shaun Hutson is our VIP judge. Shaun Hutson


We have two new writing competitions - a 'Short Story' one with upto 2,500 words and a 'Flash Fiction' one with upto 1,000 words and Shaun is going to pick the lucky finalists from both. Our planned anthology will also feature one or two of his stories that have never been published.


So enter our competitions for a chance to have your story published next to his.


Our Flash Fiction contest is now open and will run until 1st January 2023, followed by the 'Short Story' contest.


We know flash fiction has become quite popular. Having to write a complete story in under 1000 words is a challenge in itself but, the results can often be thrilling. 


On the other hand, short stories of around 2,500 words have room for more detail, or to build tension towards that vital twist ending.


Intitially, the cash pot for prizes will be worth £400, (£250, £100 and £50) but that can increase depending on the amount of entries. The more that do enter the higher the prize will be.


Long and short-listed entries from both competitions will be published in our anthology for the world to see their work. Near misses may be published on our site, with the author's permission of course.


We need your help to spread the word. Link us to your social media and tell everyone about us. We are keen to showcase new talent by promoting their work.


The genres we prefer are on our Competition page but, think scary and unusual, strange and unnerving. You can always add a little humour or mix genres if you like.


Please get in touch, we want to know your thoughts.


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International Competition

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Thank you to:

Shaun Hutson for agreeing to be our VIP judge.

Christopher Fielden for adding us to his competition listing.

Almond Press for adding us to their competition listing.

Christine Reeves for offering to spread the word.

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Is it possible for me to use my brother's account (with his permission) to pay the entry as our surnames are the same? ---- Hi Sally, yes that will be fine but, having purchased an ebook, can you send the amazon confirmation email with your story attached to that, instead of the paypal one to,
Excited to find a place where all types of scary stories are welcome. Will definitely be entering the Flash Fiction competition - just doing some polishing. ----- Hi Sally, we look forward to reading your story.
I have entered your flash contest but have other stories I'd like to submit. Is there a discount for second entries? ----- Hi Brian, good question. We were already thinking of a reduced fee of £6.00 for additional entries, so yes, go on then.
Pleased to see your competition. I am all for it. Good luck. ----- Thanks, Mike. We look forward to reading your stories.
Hello, please add me to your mailing list. I'd love to enter both competitions. ---- Hi Delphine, glad to know you're entering our competitions. Our Flash competition has already started and the Short Story one will begin in Jan 2023. You will need to get back to us and leave your email address.
Hiya, do I just add my bio at the top of the paypal email I'm forwarding to you? ----- Hi Rachael, yes please.
Count me in. When does the short story contest start? ----- Hi Robert, we are planning to start it as soon as the Flash competition ends. Glad you're entering.
I would like to be on your mailing list for information about Flash Fiction and Short story competitions. I live in Cape Town South Africa. I might like to enter one of your competitions. Thank you Josephine Andersen ------ We have you on our mailing list. Our first competition starts on 1st August 2022.
I am part of a writing group who prefer to write flash fiction and short stories. I regularly send out details of competitions they can enter as well as submissions for online magazines. I will send out details of your competitions in due course. As a writer myself I have had limited success with my own stories. ---- Thank you, Christine. We hope you enter one of our competitions.
Great news about your up coming contest. Count me in. ----- Thank you, Roger.