SWC International Open Short Story Competition 2014

First prize: £150      Second prize: £80     Third prize: £30

Closing date: 31st October 2014

Online entries CLICK HERE

Rules

  • Your entry should be an unpublished, original story on any theme of up to 2000 words (previous publication includes via internet or independent press)
  • Do not put your name on your story but do give it a suitable title. Titles should be both appropriate and interesting.
  • There is no set theme for the competition, however we do ask that entrants avoid overused settings unless justifiable.
  • You do not need an entry form. Send us a separate cover sheet  with each entry’s title, word count, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  • For internet entries, please include PayPal ref. number in body of email OR put the story(ies) names in the comments box when paying. Also please use basic formatting in any of .doc, .docx, rich text or .odf when attaching your file to the email.
  • No individual correspondence will be entered into regarding receipt of works/payments, so please do not send any conformational material or use Recorded Delivery.
  • Please include an SAE if you wish to receive a print of the results/judges report (only if available) when the competition is finished. For email entries, please note in the body of the mail that you would like to receive the results.
  • Winners will be informed in December, general availability of results will be available on this site thereafter.
  • Entries in English please (minor dialect allowable).
  • Winning stories may be published on this site for 12 months with permission of original author.

Optional – Paper saving single-spaced entries encouraged.

  • The fee is £3.00 for each story, or £10 for 4.  You can pay by cheque or postal order made out to Southport Writers’ Circle.

 

Send entries to:

Short Story Competition

Southport Writers’ Circle

35 Sussex Road,

Southport, PR9 0SR

Online entries CLICK HERE