Shaun Hutson is our VIP judge. Shaun Hutson
See our Competition Guide page for details on how to enter.
The 'Flash Fiction' contest is up to 1,000 words, and the 'Short Story' is up to 2,500 words. Shaun Hutson 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.
Flash Fiction contests run from the 1st of August until the 31st of January.
Short Story contests run from the 1st Janury until the 31st May.
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.
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 Guide 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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Wow, we've been Awarded
as one of the
'Best Writing Contests 2022'
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.
Reedsy for adding us to their competition listing and for the award.
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