Competitions

The Short Story hosts three short fiction competitions:

Short story competitions are a fantastic way of encouraging creativity and the writing of intense and engaging fiction. Many writers find a deadline motivating and the possibility of seeing your work published for others to read is always an exciting prospect. 

 


ANNUAL: The Cambridge Short Story Prize, 2017

  • SUBMISSION PERIOD: 1st August – 31st October 2017
  • WORD LENGTH: 3,000
  • ENTRY FEE: £8
  • PRIZES: £1000 (1st)  £300 (2nd)  £200 (3rd) 
  • OTHER: Anthology publication offered to all shortlisted writers. Number TBC.
  • JUDGES: TBC

 


QUARTERLY: TSS Flash Fiction 500 (spring, summer, autumn, winter)

  • SUBMISSION PERIOD: Rolling 
  • WORD LENGTH: 500
  • ENTRY FEE: £5
  • PRIZES: £75 (1st)  £50 (2nd)  £25 (3rd) [prize money increasing soon]
  • OTHER: All shortlisted writers given feedback. Some are offered publication.
  • JUDGES: Rupert Dastur and Meg Pokrass

 


WEEKLY microfiction competition

  • SUBMISSION PERIOD: Rolling
  • WORD LENGTH: 6
  • ENTRY FEE: None
  • PRIZES: Selected winners published on the website
  • Judges: The TSS Team