All of these are closing on 31 July, so get your entries in quick!
Fancy a flash entrée? Regular readers of this blog know I’m always partial to a bit of flash and this is atempting starter with prize money of £250 for 500 words.
Inktears Flash Fiction Competition 2013:
Full details of entry rules here
- Flash stories must be 500 words or less
- Entry fee £3 for 1, £5 for 2 etc
- 1st prize = £250, Runner-up = £50, 4 x Highly Commended = £25, plus all winners are published on site along with author biogs
- Online entry
- Unusually you can submit pieces that have been already published in mags or online (this is rare!) – as long as you retain own copyright.
How about a substantial main course? Here’s a short story competition with a top prize of £500. Hmm, wonder how many truffles I could buy with that?
Wells Literature Festival Short Story Prize 2013:
The main judge is the prolific womag writer, novelist and writing tutor Della Garton.
If you still have room, then why not try this light dessert competition, which sounds a bit of fun. FREE to enter and you only have to write one line.
- Short stories must be 1000 – 2000 words in length (note there is a lower limit)
- Entry fee £5 (you need to download the entry form from website)
- 1st Prize = £500, 2nd =£200, 3rd = £100
- Online entry via website
- Entries must be unpublished and not entered elsewhere
- Prize giving ceremony at the Wells Literature Festival on Sunday 13 October (HelenYendall came 3rd last year, read her post here – sadly the stories are no longer available from this link)
- And they have a Crime Novel category too
Fleeting Books and Wrecking Ball Press are “looking for a new rule for writers, a single line of advice, by an emerging or an established writer”.
- You can submit (via email) up to 3 lines of writing advice
- Winner will see their entry appear in: No cheap tricks: a guide for writers by Matt Shoard (to be published by Wrecking Ball Press in Nov 2013)
- FREE to enter
- Winner will also be invited to its launch events and win £100 cash
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