Short stories and flash fiction are great ways to have fun with writing without the intense commitment of a novel. Can you tell a story in 150 characters? 100 words? 500 words? Up to 8,000 words? What can you write with only 20 minutes or an hour to write in? Take a look and see what challenge tempts you.

REMEMBER: Please take care to read the guidelines and rules of entry for each competition to ensure that your work and eligibility is suitable for the competition, and that you are aware of the requirements and deadlines of each competition.

New competitions will continue to be added to these lists, so check back regularly. If you think there is a competition missing from this list, or if you are running a competition that you would like to be added to these list, then please contact us with the details.

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Upcoming Short Story Competitions


May 2018

Bristol Short Story Prize

Type: short story, up to 4,000 words

Entrance fee: £8 per entry

Deadline: 1st May 2018

Prize: 1st, £1,000; 2nd, £700; 3rd, £400; 17 x shortlisted £100

URL: http://www.bristolprize.co.uk/rules/

 

The Page is Printed Creative Writing Competition 2017

Type: All genres, letter, story, poem, the only rule is that it is contained on one side of A4

Entrance fee: For adults, £5 for one entry and £10 for up to three entries; under 18, free

Deadline: 1st May 2017

Prizes: Adults, 3 x £100 prizes; under 18, 3 x £25 prizes

URL: http://tacchi-morris.com/whats-on/page-is-printed-2017--competition-entry

 

Bath Short Story Award

Type: Fiction, up to 2,200 words

Entrance fee: £8

Deadline: 1st May 2017

Prizes: 1st prize, £1,000; 2nd prize, £200; 3rd prize, £100; plus additional local and other awards

URL: https://www.bathshortstoryaward.org/

 

Bristol Short Story Prize

Type: Fiction, up to 4,000 words

Entrance fee: £8 per submission

Deadline: 3rd May 2017

Prizes: 1st prize, £1,000; 2nd prize, £700; 3rd prize, £400; and each of 17 remaining shortlisted authors receive £100. The top 20 are published in an anthology.

URL: https://www.bristolprize.co.uk/

 

Edit Crowd Short Story Competition

Type: Short story, fiction, 4,000 to 10,000 words, any genre

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 15th May 2017

Prizes: £25 credit on Edit Crowd and top spot on their leaderboard

URL: https://www.editcrowd.co.uk/competitions

 

PDSA Animal Heroes Writing Competition

Type: Fiction, up to 1,000 words, for under 16 years. Create a story based on the themes and information given on the website

Entrance fee: Free

Deadline: 26 May 2017

Prizes: 1st prize, some signed books, an Amazon Kindle and a VIP tour of one of the animal hospitals; runners up prizes, signed copy of a book and a goody bag

URL: http://www.petprotectors.org.uk/win/writing-competition

 

Yeovil Literary Prize: Category 2. Short Story

Type: Fiction, short story, max. 2,000 words

Entrance fee: £7

Deadline: 31 May 2017

Prizes: 1st prize, £500; 2nd prize, £200; 3rd prize, £100

URL: http://www.yeovilprize.co.uk/

 

Yeovil Literary Prize: Category 4. Writing Without Restrictions

Type: No rules, anything you have written (see website for more details)

Entrance fee: £5

Deadline: 31 May 2017

Prizes: 1st prize, £200; 2nd prize, £100; 3rd prize, £50

URL: http://www.yeovilprize.co.uk/

 

Bridport Prize – Short Story Category

Type: Fiction, short story, up to 5,000 words

Entrance fee: £10 per story

Deadline: 31st May 2017

Prizes: 1st prize, £5,000; 2nd prize, £1,000; 3rd prize, £500; 10 highly commended prizes, £100

URL: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/

 

Bridport Prize – Flash Fiction Category

Type: Fiction, short story, max. 250 words

Entrance fee: £8 per submission

Deadline: 31st May 2017

Prizes: 1st prize, £1,000; 2nd prize, £500; 3rd prize, £250; 3 highly commended prizes, £100

URL: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/

 

Reflex Fiction International Flash Fiction Competition

Type: Fiction, between 180 and 360 words

Entrance fee: £7

Prizes: 1st prize, £1,000; 2nd prize, £500; 3rd prize, £250

Deadlines: quarterly; summer, 31 May 2017; autumn, 31 August 2017; winter, date tbc

URL: http://www.reflexfiction.com/

 

Writers’ Forum Fiction Competition

Type: Short stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words

Genre: All welcome

Entrance fee: Between £3 to £6 (feedback given for additional £5)

Deadlines: Monthly ongoing

Prizes: 1st prize £300; 2nd prize £150; 3rd prize £100

URL: http://www.writers-forum.com/storycomp.html

 

Hours of Writes On-line Writing Competition

Type: Fiction on a theme released each week, written on-line within 1 hour

Entrance fee: One credit (approx. £3)

Deadline(s): Weekly

Prize: Approx. £50, depending on number of entrants

URL: https://hourofwrites.com/

 

The National Association of Writers’ Group (NAWG) 100 Word Mini-Tales Competition

Type: Fiction, 100 words exactly!

Entrance fee: £3 for  one entry, £5.50 for two entries and £8 for three entries

Deadline: Rolling, each competition continues until there are 100 entries

Prizes: 1st prize, £75; 2nd prize £25

URL: http://www.nawg.co.uk/3805/

 

WriteInvite’s WriteOnSite On-line Writing Competition

Type: Fiction, short story, written on-line and submitted within 20 minutes of the themes being released

Entrance fee: £4

Deadline(s): Ongoing, live on-line from 5.30pm on the last Saturday of the month

Prize: £40 to the winner after being judged by other participants

URL: http://www.write-invite.com/write-on-site.php

 

The Cinnamon Press Annual Short Story Competition

Type: fiction, short story, between 2,000 and 4,000 words

Entrance fee: £12

Deadline: 31st May 2018

Prize: 1st, 1 year mentoring; 2nd, short story collection and one year subscription; 3rd, one year subscription

URL: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/annual-short-story-prize

 

Cinnamon Press Annual Short Story Prize

Type: short story, 2,000–4,000 words

Entrance fee: £12 per story

Deadline: 31st May 2018

Prize: various

URL: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/annual-short-story-prize

 

Frome Festival Short Story Competition

Type: short story, between 1,000 and 2,200 words, any theme or style

Entrance fee: £8 per story

Deadline: 31st May 2018

Prize: 1st, £400; 2nd, £200; 3rd, £100

URL: http://www.fromeshortstorycompetition.co.uk/

 

Wundor Short Fiction Contest 2018

Type: short story, flash fiction or novella up to 45,000 words

Entrance fee: £10 per entry

Deadline: 31st May 2018

Prize: £500

URL: http://www.wundoreditions.com/wundor-editions-%E2%80%93-short-fiction-contest-2018.html

 

The Fiction Desk’s The Newcomer Prize for Short Stories

Type: short story, between 1,000 and 7,000 words, previously unpublished author

Entrance fee: £8 per story

Deadline: 31st May 2018

Prize: 1st, £500; 2nd, £250

URL: http://www.thefictiondesk.com/submissions/newcomer-short-story-prize.php

June 2018

Reading Room Cafe Publishing Flash Fiction Competition

Type: short story/flash fiction, up to 1,500 words, mental ill health or emotional distress theme

Entrance fee: £4 per entry

Deadline: 7th June 2018

Prize: publication, £100 and 5 copies of the book

URL: http://readingroomprojects.wixsite.com/competitionpages/flash-fiction-competition

 

The 2018 Hastings Litfest Short Story Competition

Type: short story, up to 1,500 words, theme of ‘conquest’

Entrance fee: £5 per story

Deadline: 30th June 2018

Prize: 1st, £200 Retreat West voucher, trophy and pass to the festival; runner up prize also

URL: http://hastingslitfest.org/competitions/short-story-competition/

 

Txtlit Writing Competition by Text (Monthly)

Type: Fiction, monthly theme to write a story in 154 character text message

Entrance fee: just the text message charge

Deadline: Ongoing, last day of each month.

Prize: Publication on the site.

URL: http://txtlit.uk/index.php/latest-competition

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/txtlit/

 

Writers’ Forum Short Story Competition (Monthly)

Type: Short stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words

Genre: All welcome

Entrance fee: Between £3 to £6 (feedback given for additional £5)

Deadline: Monthly ongoing

Prizes: 1st prize £300; 2nd prize £150; 3rd prize £100

URL: http://www.writers-forum.com/storycomp.html

 

Hours of Writes On-line Writing Competition (Weekly)

Type: Fiction on a theme released each week, written on-line within 1 hour

Entrance fee: One credit (approx. £3)

Deadline: Weekly

Prize: Approx. £50, depending on number of entrants

URL: https://hourofwrites.com/

 

The National Association of Writers’ Group (NAWG) 100 Word Mini-Tales Competition (Ongoing)

Type: Fiction, 100 words exactly!

Entrance fee: £3 for  one entry, £5.50 for two entries and £8 for three entries

Deadline: Rolling, each competition continues until there are 100 entries

Prizes: 1st prize, £75; 2nd prize £25

URL: http://www.nawg.co.uk/3805/

 

Flash 500 Flash Fiction Competition (Quarterly)

Type: Fiction, max. 500 words

Entrance fee: £5 for one story, £8 for two stories; £10 per story for feedback

Deadlines: 31st March 2018; 30th June 2018; 30th September 2018; 31st December 2018

Prizes: Three quarterly winners published on the website; 1st prize, £300; 2nd prize, £200; 3rd prize £100; highly commended entrants receive a copy of Bad Mood Rising.

URL: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/flashfiction.html

July 2018

Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2018

Type: Short fiction, non-fiction (life writing) and poetry (up to 3,000 words or 5 poems)

Entry fee: £6 for one entry; £10 for two entries; £15 for three entries

Deadline: 13 July 2018

Prize: Cash prize for each category and publication

URL: http://www.wasafiri.org/new-writing-prize

 

To Hull and Back 2018 Short Story Competition

Type: short story, up to 2,500 words

Entrance fee: £9 for one entry, £15 for two entries and £18 for three entries

Deadline: 31st July 2018

Prize: 1st, £1,000; 2nd, £500; 3rd, £250; 3 x highly commended, £50; 14 x shortlisted, £25

URL: http://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-competition/

PAST COMPETITIONS

January 2018

 

The Sixth Annual Mogford Food & Drink Short Story Prize

Type: fiction, short story, up to 2,500 words, theme of food & drink

Entrance fee: £10 per story

Deadline: 3rd January 2017

Prize: £10,000

URL: https://www.oxford-hotels-restaurants.co.uk/mogford-prize/

 

The Emerging Writer Award

Type: novel or short story collection, submit 1,000 word sample and a synopsis

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 8th January 2018

Prize: prizes worth up to £2,000

URL: https://www.moniackmhor.org.uk/writers/awards-fellowships/the-bridge-awards/

 

The Henshaw Short Story Competition (Extended deadline)

Type: short story, up to 2,000 words

Entrance fee: £5 (extra for critique)

Deadline: 10th January 2018

Prize: 1st, £100; 2nd, £50

URL: https://www.henshawpress.co.uk/

 

The Fresher Writing Prize 2018

Type: short story (up to 3,000 words) or flash fiction (up to 500 words) on the theme of ‘Monsters’

Entrance fee: £6 per entry (free to staff and students of Bournemouth University

Deadline: 14th January 2018

Prize: feedback and advice on your short story or a professional podcast of your flash fiction

URL: http://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/the-fresher-writing-prize-3/

 

The Bath Novella-in-Flash Award 2018

Type: flash fiction/novella (several linking flash stories/chapters), 6,000–18,000 words

Entrance fee: £16

Deadline: 29th January 2018

Prize: 1st, £300; 2 x runner up £100 plus publication

URL: https://bathflashfictionaward.com/novella-entry/

 

The Fiction Desk’s Ghost Story Competition 2018

Type: short short, 1,000–7,000 words, ghost story

Entrance fee: £8 per story

Deadline: 31st January 2018

Prize: 1st, £500; 2nd, £250; 3rd, £100

URL: http://www.thefictiondesk.com/submissions/ghost-story-competition.php

 

Lancashire Author’s Association Open Flash Fiction Competition

Type: flash fiction, ‘A STORY IN EXACTLY 100 WORDS’ (excluding title)

Entrance fee: £2 for one entry; £5 for three entries

Deadline: 31st January 2018

Prize: £100

URL: http://www.lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk/Open_Comp.html

 

Creative Writing Ink Competition (Monthly)

Type: short story (up to 3,000 words)

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: last day of each month

Prize: publication on website and £10 Amazon voucher

URL: https://www.creativewritingink.co.uk/competitions/free-to-enter-creative-writing-ink-competition/

 

Creative Writing Ink Writing Prompt Weekly Competition

Type: short story, no word limit, theme/prompt posted weekly on a Thursday

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: ongoing, but current competition ends on 31st January 2018

Prize: £10 Amazon voucher

URL: https://www.creativewritingink.co.uk/resources/writing-prompts/

 

Great Eighty Flash Fiction Competition (Fortnightly)

Type: short story/flash fiction, up to 80 words

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: second and fourth monday of each month

Prize: publication

URL: http://third-word.com/index.html

 

TXTLit (Monthly)

Type: short story in a text message, January’s theme ‘Caught in the Act’

Entrance fee: currently free

Deadline: end of the month ( currently 31st January 2018)

Prize: publication on website

URL: http://txtlit.uk/

February 2018

 

Coram Voices 2018 Writing Competition

Type: non-fiction, fiction, poetry, school and care leavers, theme ‘Who or What Makes You Proud’

Entry fee: free

Deadline: 8th February 2018

Prize: For each category: 1st, tablet and £100 voucher; 2nd, £50 voucher; 3rd, £25 voucher

URL: http://www.coramvoice.org.uk/voices-2018

 

Bath Flash Fiction Award

Type: flash fiction, up to 300 words

Entrance fee: £9 for one entry; £15 for two entries; £18 for three entries

Deadline: 11th February 2018

Prize: 1st, £1,000; 2nd, £300; 3rd, £100; 2 x £30 commended

URL: https://bathflashfictionaward.com/

 

Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook Short Story Competition 2018

Type: short story, up to 2,000 words

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 13th February 2018

Prize: publication and a writing retreat

URL: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions

 

Writers Online Dialogue-only Short Story Competition

Type: short fiction, 1,500–1,700 words, only dialogue

Entrance fee: £5

Deadline: 15th February 2018

Prize: £200 plus publication

URL: https://www.writers-online.co.uk/writing-competitions/open-competitions/writers-competitions-wro-wro-jan18-dialogue/

 

Reader’s Digest 100-Word-Story Competition 2018

Type: short story, exactly 100 words

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 19th February 2018

Prize: £1,000; two runners up, £250; additional school entry categories and prizes

URL: https://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/announcing-2018-life-writing-prize-mentors/

 

BBC 500 Words 2018

Type: short fiction, up to 500 words, authors aged 5–13-years only

Entry fee: free

Deadline: 22nd February 2018

Prize: various (see site)

URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1?platform=hootsuite

 

Flash 500 Annual Short Story Competition 2018

Type: short story, between 1,000 and 3,000 words, open-themed

Entry fee: £7 for one; £12 for two; £16 for three; £20 for four

Deadline: 28th February 2018

Prize: 1st, £500; 2nd, £200; 3rd, £100

URL: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/ss.html

 

Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2018

Type: fiction, short story, up to 3,000 words

Entrance fee: £6 per story

Deadline: 28th February 2018

Prize: 1st, £500; 2nd, £250; 3rd, £100; Writer in Devon, £100

URL: http://www.exeterwriters.org.uk/p/competition.html

 

CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

Type: short story, up to 3,500 words, must satisfy Margery Allingham’s definition of a mystery

Entrance fee: £12

Deadline: 28th February 2018

Prize: £500 plus two weekend passes to Crimefest 2018 and a selection of Margery Allingham-related books

URL: http://thecwa.co.uk/debuts/short-story-competition/

 

1000 Word Challenge (quarterly)

Type: short story, 750–1,000 words, current theme ‘set at a party’

Entrance fee: £5 per entry (£10 with feedback)

Deadline: current deadline: 28th February 2018

Prize: 1st, £100; 2nd, £50; 3rd, £25

URL: http://1kwordchallenge.byethost16.com/website2017/?i=1

March 2018

 

Bridgend Writers’ Circle Short Story Open Competition 2018

Type: short story, 1,500–1,800 words, any theme

Entrance fee: £5 for one story; £7.50 for two

Deadline: 1st March 2018

Prize: 1st, £200; 2nd, £50; 3rd, £30

URL: http://bridgendwriters.webplus.net/comp_gen_info14.html

 

The Write Review Short Story Prize 2018

Type: short story, 2,000–7,000 words

Entrance fee: £15

Deadline: 1st March 2018

Prize: £2,500

URL: http://www.thewhitereview.org/prize/white-review-short-story-prize-2018/

 

University of Sunderland in Association with Waterstones Short Story Competition Award

Type: short story, up to 1,500 words (11-17yrs), up to 2,500 words (adults), any theme

Entrance fee: £5 per entry (adults), free to younger category

Deadline: 1st March 2018

Prize: £500 (adult) and £200 (younger category)

URL: https://sunstoryaward.wordpress.com/

 

Wicked Young Writers Award 2018

Type: short fiction or poetry, up to 750 words, writers aged 5–25-years

Entry fee: free

Deadline: 12th March 2018

Prizes: various, see site

URL: https://www.wickedyoungwriterawards.com/

 

Wilbur Smith Author of Tomorrow Award

Type: short story, under 21-years, between 1,500 and 5,000 words, adventure writing

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 12th March 2018

Prize: £1,500 and digital publication

URL: http://www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/awards/author-of-tomorrow

 

The BBC National Short Story Award 2018 with Cambridge University

Type: short story, up to 8,000 words

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 12th March 2018

Prize: £15,000; 4 x £600 shortlisted stories

URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2QXsYTZYWZ40CTc8lbH0FdV/how-to-enter

 

Writers Online Humour Short Story Competition

Type: short fiction, 1,500–1,700 words, humourous

Entrance fee: £5

Deadline: 15th March 2018

Prize: £200 plus publication

URL: https://www.writers-online.co.uk/writing-competitions/open-competitions/writers-competitions-wro-wro-feb18-humour/

 

The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2018

Type: short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, up to 2,500 words, on the theme ‘Childhood’

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 15th March 2018

Prize: £3,000, plus winner and 2 runners up are invited to attend symposium in Venice

URL: http://alpinefellowship.com/writing-visual-arts-prizes/

 

Twisted Mysteries Writing Competition

Type: short story, 2,500–3,000 words, mystery with a twist (more theme details on website)

Entrance fee: £5 per story

Deadline: 30th March 2018

Prize: 1st, £100; 2nd, £50; 3rd, £25; plus all three prizes get a downloadable copy of the book

URL: http://www.thewritingworld.co.uk/Twisted_Mysteries.html

 

The Henshaw Press March 2018 Competition

Type: short fiction, up to 2,000 words, any theme

Entrance fee: £5

Deadline: 31st March 2018

Prize: 1st, £100; 2nd, £50; 3rd, £25

URL: https://www.henshawpress.co.uk/

 

The Writers Bureau Short Story Competition

Type: short fiction, up to 2,000 words

Entrance fee: £5

Deadline: 31st March 2018

Prize: 1st, £300; 2nd, £200; 3rd, £100; 4th, £50

URL: https://www.wbcompetition.com/

 

Flash 500 Flash Fiction Competition (Quarterly)

Type: Fiction, max. 500 words, any theme

Entrance fee: £5 for one story, £8 for two stories; £10 per story for feedback

Deadlines: 31st March 2018; 30th June 2018; 30th September 2018; 31st December 2018

Prizes: Three quarterly winners published on the website; 1st prize, £300 plus publication in Words with JAM; 2nd prize, £200; 3rd prize £100; highly commended entrants receive a copy of Bad Mood Rising.

URL: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/flashfiction.html

April 2018

 

Best Gender Swap Fairy Tale Competition

Type: fiction, short story, between 300–5,000 words, gender swap fairy tale

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 6th April 2018

Prize: $200 Amazon voucher and digital winner badge

URL: https://fairytalez.com/competitions/best-gender-swap-competition/

 

Harper’s Bazaar Short-story Competition 2018

Type: fiction, short story, up to 2,500 words, on the theme ‘The Looking Glass’

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 9th April 2018

Prize: two night stay at Amberley Castle and publication in Harper’s Bazaar

URL: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/culture-news/a36157/harpers-bazaar-short-story-competition-2018/

 

Limnisa Short Story Competition 2018

Type: fiction, short story, up to 1,500 words, theme to involve plastic

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 15th April 2018

Prize: a week for writing at Limnisa in 2018 or 2019

URL: https://www.limnisa.com/

 

Green Stories Competition

Type: fiction, short story, up to 3,500 words, all genres, must touch on ideas of building a sustainable society

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 19th April 2018

Prize: 1st, £200; 2nd (student), £50; 2nd (non-student), £50

URL: http://www.greenstories.org.uk/about-the-competition/

 

Theatre Cloud Tell a Tale – Gothic Fiction Short Story Competition

Type: fiction, short story, up to 500 words, inspired by the quote given on the website

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 21st April 2018

Prize: £300

URL: http://theatrecloud.com/get-involved/creative-projects/tell-a-tale-gothic-fiction

 

Bath Short Story Award 2018

Type: short story, up to 2,200 words

Entrance fee: £8 per story

Deadline: 23rd April 2018

Prize: 1st, £1,200; 2nd, £300; 3rd, £100; plus other awards and prizes

URL: https://www.bathshortstoryaward.org/

 

James White Award Short Story Competition

Type: short story, 1,000–6,000 words, science fiction

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 27th April 2018

Prize: £200 plus publication in Interzone

URL: http://www.jameswhiteaward.com/

 

Creative Writing For All Competition

Type: short story up to 2,000 words or poetry up to 40 lines, on the theme(s) ‘Cats’ and/or ‘Dogs’

Entrance fee: £5 for first entry, £3 for each additional entry

Deadline: 30th April 2018

Prize: In each category (short story or poetry): 1st, £60; 2nd, £30; 3rd, £15

URL: http://www.writing-experiment.com/competition-for-2018

 

Vanda ‘n’ Linda’s Write Space Open Theme Competition

Type: short fiction, up to 2,000 words

Entrance fee: £6 (optional critique: £4)

Deadline: 30th April 2018

Prize: 1st, £250; 2nd, £100; plus runner up prizes

URL: https://www.vnlwritespace.com/competitions

 

'Words & Deeds: Stories of a Woman's Right to Vote' Anthology, 2018

Type: short story, any genre, up to 4,000 words, theme 'women and the vote'

Entrance fee: free

Deadline: 30th April 2018

Prize: Publication and royalties

URL: http://www.sarahlking.com/?page_id=622

 

Txtlit Writing Competition by Text

Type: Fiction, monthly theme to write a story in 154 character text message, April's theme 'The Invention'

Entrance fee: £1 per entry, plus text message charge

Deadline: Ongoing, last day of each month.

Prize: £50

URL: http://txtlit.uk/index.php/latest-competition

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/txtlit/

 

Writers’ Forum Fiction Competition

Type: Short stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words

Genre: All welcome

Entrance fee: Between £3 to £6 (feedback given for additional £5)

Deadlines: Monthly ongoing

Prizes: 1st prize £300; 2nd prize £150; 3rd prize £100

URL: http://www.writers-forum.com/storycomp.html

 

Hours of Writes On-line Writing Competition

Type: Fiction on a theme released each week, written on-line within 1 hour

Entrance fee: One credit (approx. £3)

Deadline(s): Weekly

Prize: Approx. £50, depending on number of entrants

URL: https://hourofwrites.com/

 

The Momaya Short Story Competition

Type: fiction, short story, up to 3,000 words, any subject or style, theme ‘coming of age’

Entrance fee: £11 per story

Deadline: 30th April 2018

Prize: 1st, £110; 2nd, £55; 3rd, £25

URL: http://momayapress.com/momaya-short-story-competition/

 

The Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award

Type: fiction, flash, up to 250 words, any topic

Entrance fee: £5 per story

Deadline: 30th April 2018

Prize: trophy, £500 cash etc

URL: https://www.storyawards.org/aboutflashfiction/

 

The National Association of Writers’ Group (NAWG) 100 Word Mini-Tales Competition

Type: Fiction, 100 words exactly!

Entrance fee: £3 for  one entry, £5.50 for two entries and £8 for three entries

Deadline: Rolling, each competition continues until there are 100 entries

Prizes: 1st prize, £75; 2nd prize £25

URL: http://www.nawg.co.uk/3805/

 

WriteInvite’s WriteOnSite On-line Writing Competition

Type: Fiction, short story, written on-line and submitted within 20 minutes of the themes being released

Entrance fee: £4

Deadline(s): Ongoing, live on-line from 5.30pm on the last Saturday of the month

Prize: £40 to the winner after being judged by other participants

URL: http://www.write-invite.com/write-on-site.php

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