We enjoy both conventional and unusual story lines, and positively encourage the latter
This is a competition for amateur writers, in other words people who don’t earn their living from writing and who are not professionally published in any major capacity.
There are two competitions running – one for short stories (maximum word count 2000) and one for flash fiction (maximum word count 500 words)
Both have a first prize of £250, second prize is £50 and third prize is £25. There also have the same entry fee: £5 per story, £12 for three entries.
You can enter online, by email or post, and send a mixture of Flash Fiction and Short Stories.
DEADLINE: July 31st 2017
You can read last year’s winning entries and the full set of rules online.
Good luck and don’t forget to obey all the terms and conditions – including the ones about the size of font, where you name should go and if you can staple the pages of a postal entry together. (Don’t.)