Deadline – 15 September, 2015
First - £300
Second - £150
Third - £50
Entry fee: £5 (PayPal only)
Word limit: 1,000-5,000 (maximum). Email only; as a Word document or pdf.
No poetry, novel chapters, sci-fi, fantasy or stories for children.
Only one story allowed per person.
All submissions must be original and unpublished.
This is the fifth year for the competition and some helpful advice is appended on the website in the ‘submission guidelines’, including: Show don’t tell, adverbs, ‘if you’re going to do death, make it original’, opening and closing lines, the story’s premise, the avoidance of sentimentality, real dialogue, and follow the guidelines!
Full details can be found on the website: http://www.theshortstory.net/