Last call for your short stories

It’s almost a year since we started running our quarterly short story competition and we’ve been delighted by the response to it.

The quality of stories we’ve received since it started last year has been superb, and they seem to get better each quarter. (You can read all of the the winning stories from previous competitions, as well as checking out all the long and short lists.)

As always, we’ve kept the competition open to any theme or genre, with a maximum word count of 1,500 (not including the title). If you’ve got a short story lying around that fits the bill – or if you’d like to try rustling one up in the next few days! – then why not give it a try and enter?

The current competition is currently running (closing date for entries is 31st January), but one of the FAQs we’ve received quite a lot lately is: How do I pay my entry fee? We have tried to make the process as simple and clear as possible, with dedicated pages on our site for an overview of the comp, the rules (PLEASE make sure you read them if you’re entering) and for paying your entry fee. (Just £5 for one story, plus £3 for the second, plus £2 for the third. You can enter up to three stories each quarter.)

But if you’re still not sure, and you have a story you want to submit, just contact us directly with your query and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Good luck – we can’t wait to read your writing.

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