October 2019 – Long List

We received our biggest crop of short story entries yet for the October round of our competition, and we've really had our work cut out to select the ones going through to te next stage. (We're still receiving some entries, though, that do not adhere to our rules of entry, and therefore have had to … Continue reading October 2019 – Long List

Our poll results are in…

Writers who are regular visitors to our site will know that our quarterly short story competition is now well under way, and attracting more and more entries every time, from all around the world. Not wanting to impose any restrictions on our writers, we have always kept the competition open to any theme or genre. … Continue reading Our poll results are in…

Brenda Has The Patience To Endure It by Joanne Leonard (1st place Jul19)

Brenda pulls the mop from side to side across the kitchenette floor, slapping it to the kickboards on either side. It’s too wet, and she curses herself for not wringing it out enough in the first place, because now the floor won’t dry in time so she’ll have to give it another once over. ‘Morning, … Continue reading Brenda Has The Patience To Endure It by Joanne Leonard (1st place Jul19)