Storgy Shallow Creek Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize – £500; 2nd Prize – £100; 3rd Prize – £50. Finalists will be published in SHALLOW CREEK. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: Stories based in the fictional town of Shallow Creek Website: https://storgy.com/2018/05/31/shallow-creek/ The Children's Society Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: Literary Agent advice and feedback plus writing gifts. Entry fee: None. Looking for: Fiction about 16 and 17 year olds of no more than 2,000 words. Find out more on website: www.childrenssociety.org.uk/writing SaveAs Writer's International Writing Competition - Short Stories Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: First: The SaveAs Writers’ International Prose Prize sponsored by Hot Monkey Publishing of £200; Second: £100; Third: £50. Entry fee: £4 per short story £10 for three. Looking for: Short stories: 2500 words max. on the subject: Nightmare: Gothic Dreams. Website: http://saveaswriters.co.uk/competitions.html Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award Closing date: 1st September 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize is €1,000, 2nd Prize €500, 3rd Prize €300. Entry fee: €10. Looking for: Short stories between 1,800 and 2,000 words. Website: http://wexfordliteraryfestival.com/colm-toibin-short-story-award/ Manchester Fiction Prize Closing date: 14th September 2018. Entry fee: £17.50. Prize: £10,000. Looking for: Short stories, up to 2,500 words Email: writingschool@mmu.ac.uk https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/fiction-prize/ The Short Story competition 2018 Closing date: 15th September 2018 Prizes: £500 first prize; £100 second prize Entry fee: £8 Looking for: Best short stories from around the world. Word limit: 1,000-5,000. Email: info.theshortstory@gmail.com  Website: http://www.theshortstory.net The Val Wood Prize 2018: Women's Writes Closing date: 15th September 2018 (5pm). Prizes: First prize is £100 courtesy of Estuary Words Limited and the story will be published on Val Wood's website. The runner up will receive £50 along with an additional two special commendations of £25 courtesy of The James Reckitt Library Trust. Entry fee: Free to enter. Looking for: Submit a short story (1500 words) featuring a strong female protagonist. Further info: Entrants must be aged over 16. Website: http://www.valeriewood.co.uk/ Mere Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 22nd September 2018. Prizes: £60, £30, £15. Entry fee: £2, £1 each subsequent. Looking for Flash fiction on a theme announced on 14th September. Email: info@merelitfest.co.uk  Website: www.merelitfest.co.uk  Erewash Writers 2018 Open Short Story Competition Closing date: Thursday 27th September 2018. Prizes:  1st £100, 2nd £70, 3rd £30, 4th and 5th highly commended receive a free 2019 entry, a charity donation if we receive enough entries. Entry fee: £3 or £2.50 for multiples. Looking for:  A short story on any subject in no more than 2,500 words. See website for more: https://erewashwriterscompetition.html Grindstone International Short Story Prize Closing date: 28th September 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £500; Runner Up: £50. The short list entries will be published in the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: 3,000 words of fiction in any genre. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions The Galley Beggar Short Story Prize Closing date: 30th September, 2018. Prizes: The winner will receive £1,000 or 12 months of editorial support from Galley Beggar Press. Shortlisted writers will receive £150. Longlisted writers will receive £50 in book vouchers and a subscription to Galley Beggar Press. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: stories of up to 6,000 words. Website: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/prize/ The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25. Entry fee £5 by PayPal or by Cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques a further £10. Entry requirements: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Results announced by the end of October 2018. Prizes winners published on the Henshawpress website. Website: http://henshawpress.co.uk Chorley & District Writers' Circle Annual Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: £100, £50, £30. Entry fee: £5.00. Looking for: Short stories on the theme of 'Natural Justice'. Email: mail@chorleywriters.org.uk; dea@fictionfeedback.co.uk  Website: www.chorleywriters.org.uk Bedford International Writing Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Entry fee: £6, £12 for three. Prizes: £500, £150, £100, special Bedford Prizes £100 in each category. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words, poems up to 40 lines, on any theme. Email: bedfordwritingcomp@aol.co.uk Website: http://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/homepage.php Hammond House Publishing Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st September 2018. Prizes: Short stories £500, £100, £50 plus worldwide publication for 25 shortlisted entries. Entry fee: £10.00; Members £5.00 Looking for: Short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words on the theme of 'precious'. Website: www.hammondhousepublishing.com Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £500. Three other finalists will each receive £50. All four winning stories will be published in the March issue of Mslexia. Entry fee: £5 per story. Looking for: The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes flash fiction of up to 300 words in length (not including the title). Further details: All genres welcome. Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/wfa-flash-fiction-comp-2018/ Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. Entry fee: £10 per story. Looking for: stories of between 300 and 3,000 words in length (not including the title). Further details: All genres welcome. Please include a cover sheet with your entry. Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/womens-short-fiction-competition-short-story-competition/ READ Foundation Writing Competition 2018 Closing date: 10th October 2018. Prizes: The winning entry will be displayed in hundreds of READ Foundation schools to inspire today’s students. It will also be published on READ Foundation’s website. The winner and two runners up will also receive feedback on their work from Ms Shahraz. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: A poem, short story or first person essay on the theme of “My education helped me….”. 500 words max. Further info: Writers must be 18+ and living in the UK. Poems & short stories accepted. Website: https://readfoundation.org.uk/writing-competition-2018/ Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Closing date: 20th October 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize for published books - Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic; Grand Prize for unpublished books - publication from Strange Days Books; Plus six more prizes. Entry fee: $30.00. Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections. novels. Website: www.eyelandsawards.com RW Themed Flash Fiction Prize Closing date: 28th October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize £350, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100, Shortlisted £15. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Entry fee: £8 per story. Looking for: Short fiction up to 500 words on quarterly set themes. Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/flash-fiction-prize/  Retreat West Short Story Prize Closing date: 28th October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize £400; 2nd Prize £250; 3rd Prize £150; Shortlisted £20. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Entry fee: £10 for 1 story – enter as many times as you like but all entries must be made separately and the entry fee paid each time. Looking for: Short stories between 1500 – 5000 words (title not included). Further details: Judge: Paul McVeigh Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/the-rw-short-story-prize/ The 14th Elmbridge Literary Competition 2018 Closing date: 29th October 2018 (5pm). Prizes: The winners will receive book tokens. Sampson Low will also publish the winning entries as a chapbook. For full details on age categories and prizes, check out their website. Entry fee: Free to enter. Looking for: Your frightening short stories and poems to help commemorate the bicentenary of the publication of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. Further info: Age categories, from 5-7 up to 19+. Website: https://www.creativewritingink.co.uk/14th-elmbridge-literary-competition-2018/ NAWG Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: 1st - £200; 2nd - £100; 3rd - £50. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: Stories from 500 to a 2,000 words maximum. Further info: Optional critiques: £5 each. See website for further details on how to enter. Website: http://www.nawg.co.uk/5658/ Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: £750, £500, web publication. Free entry. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction interpretations, 1,000-1,500 words, by young writers aged 18-25, of a Benjamin Franklin quote (see website). Email: info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org Website: www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org Arkbound Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st November 2018. Prizes: £100, £50, £25, 3 x £10 Entry fee: £3. Arkbound will sponsor entries from disadvantaged people. Looking for: Short stories between 500 and 1,000 words on the theme of 'Hope'. Email: competitions@arkbound.com Website: http://arkbound.com/writing-competition/ Ink Tears Short Story Competition The contest will start in early August. Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £100, 4 x £25 Highly Commended. Entry fee: £7.50. Looking for: Short stories between 1,000 and 3,500 words. Further info: Winners will be notified by 28th Feb 2019 (full results published by 30th Mar 2019). Website: http://www.inktears.com/ssentry International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest, 2018 Closing date: 30th November 2018. English.Prizes: The Grand Prize is €1000 and publication in Albedo One. Second and third place prizes are €200 and €100 and publication in Albedo One. Entry fee: €8.50. Looking for: Stories of up to 10,000 words long, that are previously unpublished in science fiction, fantasy, horror or anything unclassifiable or in-between. Email: fraslaw@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.albedo1.com/aeon-award-2018/ The To Hull And Back Humorous Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st July 2019. Prizes: 1st £1,000, your head on the cover of a book and the opportunity to star in the winner's video, riding a Harley Davidson to Hull; 2nd £500; 3rd £250; 3 x Highly Commended £100; 14 x Shortlisted £50. Entry fee: Early bird until 30th April 2019: £11 for one story, £18 for two stories and £22 for three stories. Then, until 31st July 2019: £13 for one story, £21 for two stories and £26 for three stories. Looking for: Short stories, 2,500 words max. No limitation on style or genre, but must contain some element of humour. Further info: Entries accepted from anywhere in the world. All short listed and winning writers published in the To Hull And Back Anthology, released on Hulloween (31st October). Website: https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-competition/

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Storgy Shallow Creek Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize – £500; 2nd Prize – £100; 3rd Prize – £50. Finalists will be published in SHALLOW CREEK. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: Stories based in the fictional town of Shallow Creek Website: https://storgy.com/2018/05/31/shallow-creek/ The Children's Society Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: Literary Agent advice and feedback plus writing gifts. Entry fee: None. Looking for: Fiction about 16 and 17 year olds of no more than 2,000 words. Find out more on website: www.childrenssociety.org.uk/writing SaveAs Writer's International Writing Competition - Short Stories Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: First: The SaveAs Writers’ International Prose Prize sponsored by Hot Monkey Publishing of £200; Second: £100; Third: £50. Entry fee: £4 per short story £10 for three. Looking for: Short stories: 2500 words max. on the subject: Nightmare: Gothic Dreams. Website: http://saveaswriters.co.uk/competitions.html Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award Closing date: 1st September 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize is €1,000, 2nd Prize €500, 3rd Prize €300. Entry fee: €10. Looking for: Short stories between 1,800 and 2,000 words. Website: http://wexfordliteraryfestival.com/colm-toibin- short-story-award/ Manchester Fiction Prize Closing date: 14th September 2018. Entry fee: £17.50. Prize: £10,000. Looking for: Short stories, up to 2,500 words Email: writingschool@mmu.ac.uk https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/fiction-prize/ The Short Story competition 2018 Closing date: 15th September 2018 Prizes: £500 first prize; £100 second prize Entry fee: £8 Looking for: Best short stories from around the world. Word limit: 1,000-5,000. Email: info.theshortstory@gmail.com  Website: http://www.theshortstory.net The Val Wood Prize 2018: Women's Writes Closing date: 15th September 2018 (5pm). Prizes: First prize is £100 courtesy of Estuary Words Limited and the story will be published on Val Wood's website. The runner up will receive £50 along with an additional two special commendations of £25 courtesy of The James Reckitt Library Trust. Entry fee: Free to enter. Looking for: Submit a short story (1500 words) featuring a strong female protagonist. Further info: Entrants must be aged over 16. Website: http://www.valeriewood.co.uk/ Mere Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 22nd September 2018. Prizes: £60, £30, £15. Entry fee: £2, £1 each subsequent. Looking for Flash fiction on a theme announced on 14th September. Email: info@merelitfest.co.uk  Website: www.merelitfest.co.uk  Erewash Writers 2018 Open Short Story Competition Closing date: Thursday 27th September 2018. Prizes:  1st £100, 2nd £70, 3rd £30, 4th and 5th highly commended receive a free 2019 entry, a charity donation if we receive enough entries. Entry fee: £3 or £2.50 for multiples. Looking for:  A short story on any subject in no more than 2,500 words. See website for more: https://erewashwriterscompetition.html Grindstone International Short Story Prize Closing date: 28th September 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £500; Runner Up: £50. The short list entries will be published in the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: 3,000 words of fiction in any genre. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions The Galley Beggar Short Story Prize Closing date: 30th September, 2018. Prizes: The winner will receive £1,000 or 12 months of editorial support from Galley Beggar Press. Shortlisted writers will receive £150. Longlisted writers will receive £50 in book vouchers and a subscription to Galley Beggar Press. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: stories of up to 6,000 words. Website: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/prize/ The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25. Entry fee £5 by PayPal or by Cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques a further £10. Entry requirements: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Results announced by the end of October 2018. Prizes winners published on the Henshawpress website. Website: http://henshawpress.co.uk Chorley & District Writers' Circle Annual Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: £100, £50, £30. Entry fee: £5.00. Looking for: Short stories on the theme of 'Natural Justice'. Email: mail@chorleywriters.org.uk; dea@fictionfeedback.co.uk  Website: www.chorleywriters.org.uk Bedford International Writing Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Entry fee: £6, £12 for three. Prizes: £500, £150, £100, special Bedford Prizes £100 in each category. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words, poems up to 40 lines, on any theme. Email: bedfordwritingcomp@aol.co.uk Website: http://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/homepage. php Hammond House Publishing Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st September 2018. Prizes: Short stories £500, £100, £50 plus worldwide publication for 25 shortlisted entries. Entry fee: £10.00; Members £5.00 Looking for: Short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words on the theme of 'precious'. Website: www.hammondhousepublishing.com Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £500. Three other finalists will each receive £50. All four winning stories will be published in the March issue of Mslexia. Entry fee: £5 per story. Looking for: The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes flash fiction of up to 300 words in length (not including the title). Further details: All genres welcome. Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/wfa-flash-fiction- comp-2018/ Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. Entry fee: £10 per story. Looking for: stories of between 300 and 3,000 words in length (not including the title). Further details: All genres welcome. Please include a cover sheet with your entry. Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/womens-short-fiction- competition-short-story-competition/ READ Foundation Writing Competition 2018 Closing date: 10th October 2018. Prizes: The winning entry will be displayed in hundreds of READ Foundation schools to inspire today’s students. It will also be published on READ Foundation’s website. The winner and two runners up will also receive feedback on their work from Ms Shahraz. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: A poem, short story or first person essay on the theme of “My education helped me….”. 500 words max. Further info: Writers must be 18+ and living in the UK. Poems & short stories accepted. Website: https://readfoundation.org.uk/writing-competition- 2018/ Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Closing date: 20th October 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize for published books - Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic; Grand Prize for unpublished books - publication from Strange Days Books; Plus six more prizes. Entry fee: $30.00. Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections. novels. Website: www.eyelandsawards.com RW Themed Flash Fiction Prize Closing date: 28th October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize £350, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100, Shortlisted £15. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Entry fee: £8 per story. Looking for: Short fiction up to 500 words on quarterly set themes. Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/flash-fiction-prize/  Retreat West Short Story Prize Closing date: 28th October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize £400; 2nd Prize £250; 3rd Prize £150; Shortlisted £20. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Entry fee: £10 for 1 story – enter as many times as you like but all entries must be made separately and the entry fee paid each time. Looking for: Short stories between 1500 – 5000 words (title not included). Further details: Judge: Paul McVeigh Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/the-rw-short-story- prize/ The 14th Elmbridge Literary Competition 2018 Closing date: 29th October 2018 (5pm). Prizes: The winners will receive book tokens. Sampson Low will also publish the winning entries as a chapbook. For full details on age categories and prizes, check out their website. Entry fee: Free to enter. Looking for: Your frightening short stories and poems to help commemorate the bicentenary of the publication of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. Further info: Age categories, from 5-7 up to 19+. Website: https://www.creativewritingink.co.uk/14th- elmbridge-literary-competition-2018/ NAWG Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: 1st - £200; 2nd - £100; 3rd - £50. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: Stories from 500 to a 2,000 words maximum. Further info: Optional critiques: £5 each. See website for further details on how to enter. Website: http://www.nawg.co.uk/5658/ Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: £750, £500, web publication. Free entry. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction interpretations, 1,000- 1,500 words, by young writers aged 18-25, of a Benjamin Franklin quote (see website). Email: info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org Website: www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org Arkbound Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st November 2018. Prizes: £100, £50, £25, 3 x £10 Entry fee: £3. Arkbound will sponsor entries from disadvantaged people. Looking for: Short stories between 500 and 1,000 words on the theme of 'Hope'. Email: competitions@arkbound.com Website: http://arkbound.com/writing-competition/ Ink Tears Short Story Competition The contest will start in early August. Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £100, 4 x £25 Highly Commended. Entry fee: £7.50. Looking for: Short stories between 1,000 and 3,500 words. Further info: Winners will be notified by 28th Feb 2019 (full results published by 30th Mar 2019). Website: http://www.inktears.com/ssentry International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest, 2018 Closing date: 30th November 2018. English.Prizes: The Grand Prize is €1000 and publication in Albedo One. Second and third place prizes are €200 and €100 and publication in Albedo One. Entry fee: €8.50. Looking for: Stories of up to 10,000 words long, that are previously unpublished in science fiction, fantasy, horror or anything unclassifiable or in-between. Email: fraslaw@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.albedo1.com/aeon-award-2018/ The To Hull And Back Humorous Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st July 2019. Prizes: 1st £1,000, your head on the cover of a book and the opportunity to star in the winner's video, riding a Harley Davidson to Hull; 2nd £500; 3rd £250; 3 x Highly Commended £100; 14 x Shortlisted £50. Entry fee: Early bird until 30th April 2019: £11 for one story, £18 for two stories and £22 for three stories. Then, until 31st July 2019: £13 for one story, £21 for two stories and £26 for three stories. Looking for: Short stories, 2,500 words max. No limitation on style or genre, but must contain some element of humour. Further info: Entries accepted from anywhere in the world. All short listed and winning writers published in the To Hull And Back Anthology, released on Hulloween (31st October). Website: https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story- competition/

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