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RW Short Story Prize Closing date: 29th October 2017. Prizes: £350, £200, £100, £20 shortlisted. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: Short stories between 1,500 and 4,000 words. Website: www.retreatwest.co.uk RW Flash Fiction Prize Closing date: 29th October 2017. Prizes: £250, £100, £75, £15 shortlisted. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: Short fiction up to 500 words. Website: www.retreatwest.co.uk  WriteStars Supernatural Competition Closing date: 30th October 2017. Prizes: £100, champagne, free critique up to 1,000 words. Entry fee: £3.50. Looking for: 250-word story about any aspect of otherworldliness that includes three elements: a rose, a newspaper and a ring. Email: info@writestars.co.uk Website: www.ritestars.co.uk Tom Gallon Trust Awards Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £1,000. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories, up to 5,000 words, by authors who have had at least one story accepted for publication. Email: info@societyofauthors.org  Website: www.societyofauthors.org  Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £750, £500, web publication. Free entry. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction interpretations, 1,000-1,500 words, by young writers aged 18-25, of the Benjamin Franklin quote: 'If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.' Email: info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org  Website: www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £500 prize money for the winner, 10 shortlisted entries featured in a Comma ebook. Entry fee: £0. Theme: 'Cafe Stories'. Looking for: Stories on the theme of Cafe Stories, between 2,000 and 6,000 words. Further info: Judged by Naomi Kruger, Claire Dean and Inua Ellams. Email address: commaprizes@gmail.com Website: http://commapress.co.uk/resources/prizes Artificium 'Dark Matters' Flash & Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £200, £50, £25, publication. Entry fee: £4 for one, £7 for two, £10 for three. Looking for: Stories between 200-750 words, poems up to 15 lines. Email: competitions@artificium.co.uk  Website: www.arrificium.co.uk NAWG Open Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £200, £100, £50, publication. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Stories from 500 to 2000 words. Email: comp-open@nawg.co.uk  Website: Early Works Press Short Story Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £200, anthology publication for shortlisted entries. Entry fee: £5 up to 4,000 words, £10 if 4,000-8,000 words. Looking for: Short stories, up to 8,000 words. Email: services@earlyworkspress.co.uk Website: www.earlyworkspress.co.uk  London Magazine Short Story Competition  Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £500, £300, £200. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: For short stories, up to 4,000 words. Email: competition@thelondonmagazine.org  Website: www.thelondonmagazine.org  Southport Writers' Circle International Short Story Competition 2017 Closing date: 31 October 2017. Prizes: £150, £75, £25. Entry fee: £3 or £ 10 for four. Looking for: For short stories, up to 2,000 words. Email: swcstorycomp@yahoo.co.uk  Website: www.swconline.co.uk  Arkbound Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st November 2017. Prizes: £100, £50, £25,3 x £10. Entry fee: £3. Arkbound will sponsor entries from disadvantaged people. Looking for: Short stories between 500 and 1,000 words on the theme of time. Email: competitions@arkbound.com Website: http://arkbound.com Commonwealth Short Story Prize Closing date: 1st November 2017. Prizes: £2,500 for winner from each region, £5,000 for overall winner. Free entry. Looking for: Original, unpublished short stories, 2,000-5,000 words, by writers from Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and Pacific. Website: www.commonwealthwriters.org Commonwealth Short Story Prize Closing date: 1st November 2017. Prizes: £2,500 for winner from each region, £5,000 for overall winner. Free entry. Looking for: Original, unpublished short stories, 2,000-5,000 words, by writers from Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and Pacific. Website: www.commonwealthwriters.org The Malahat Review's Open Season Awards Closing date: 1st November 2017. Prizes: $4500 (Cdn.) over three genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction (one prize of $1500 per genre) Entry fee: $45 (Cdn.) for UK entrants. Additional entries cost $15, no limit. Can mix/match entries over different genres Looking for: Poems (3 poems up to 100 lines each); fiction (2500 words max.); creative nonfiction (2500 words max.) For further information on conditions of entry visit website below. Email: malahat@uvic.ca Website: www.malahatreview.ca/contests/info.html Words and Women Annual New Writing Competition Closing date: 15th November 2017. Prizes: National prize: £1,000 & up to a month’s writing residency (retreat), Regional prize: £600 & a mentoring session with Jill Dawson of Gold Dust; Winners will be published in the Words And Women Compendium. Entry fee: £10 per entry. Looking for: Fiction in any genre, memoir, life-writing, essays and creative non-fiction on any theme are all welcome. Entries should be 2,200 words or under. Further details: Winners will be announced in January 2018. Website: https://wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk/p/competitions Erewash Writers Free Entry Writing Competition Closing date: 23rd November 2017. Prizes: One poetry or flash fiction entry will be awarded £10; One short story entry will be awarded £25; Winning entries will be published on this website Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Poetry up to 40 lines, Flash fiction max 500 words, Short stories between 1,500 to 2,500 words. Further details: Your entry should be based on the theme 'Live in the moment'. Email: erewashwriterscomps@hotmail.co.uk Website: http://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/ Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: 1st Prize: €1000, Southword Journal publication, travel subvention to attend the Cork International Poetry Festival (room, board and Brian Turner poetry master class also included), PLUS writer's retreat at Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Theme: None. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Judge: poet and Munster Literature Centre Director Patrick Cotter Email address: godcomp@munsterlit.ie Website: http://munsterlit.ie Fish Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: €3,000 for first, a week at Anam Cara Writer's Retreat in West Cork plus €300 expenses for second, €300 for third. Entry fee: €20 for the first, €10 thereafter. Looking for: Short stories up to 5,000 words. Email: info@fishpublishing.com Website: www.fishpublishing.com Writers Bureau Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: 1st Place - £300; 2nd Place - £200; 3rd Place - £100. Plus, each winner can choose a Writers Bureau course worth over £374. Entry fee: £5 per submission or three entries for £10. Looking for: A story, on any theme, in less than 500 words (not including the title). Further details: Winners will be announced by 15th January 2018. Email: Website: http://www.wbcompetition.com 1000 word challenge Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: First prize £100, Second prize £50, Third prize, £25. All winners published on our website. Fee: £5 to enter or £10 with feedback from the judges. Looking for: Stories of up to 1000 words. Your story must start with the words, 'This time' Email: contact@1000wordchallenge.com  Website : www.1000wordchallenge.com Aeon Award Closing date: 30th November 2017. Looking for: Short stories up to 10,000 in any specfic genre. Prizes: €1,000, €200, €100 Entry fee: €7.50 Email: fraslaw@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.albedo1.com/aeon-award/ Michael Terence Publishing (MTP) - Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st December 2017. Prize: 1st place - £300.00 plus publication in 2017 Winter Anthology (print book); Second Prize: £200, Publication in the 2017 MTP Winter Anthology (print book), Publication on the MTP website; Third Prize: £100, Publication in the 2017 MTP Winter Anthology (print book), Publication on the MTP website. Fee: £5.00. Further info: Max word 3,000 count. Country International. Website: http://www.mtp.agency/competition One in Four Closing date: 4th December 2017. Prizes: £10,000 publishing contract with Orion imprint Trapeze. Free entry. Looking for: 5,000-word opening of a novel celebrating single-parent families. Email: OneinFourSubmissions@orionbooks.co.uk H E Bates Short Story Competition Closing date: 4th December 2017. Prizes: £500, £200, £100 plus £100 for best short story by a Northampton writer not winning another prize. Entry fee: £6 for one story or £10 for two stories. Looking for: Short stories on any theme up to 2,000 words. Email: hebatescomp@gmail.com Website: www.hebatescompetition.org.uk Amnesty International York Short Story Competition Closingdate: 10th December 2017. Prizes: £50 and publication on York Amnesty International website. Entry fee: £5 per story. Looking for: Original, unpublished fictional stories up to 1,700 words.  on the theme of 'borders'. Email: borderscompetition@gmail.com Website: http://yorkamnestyuk.blogspot.co.uk/p/competition.html The Writers' Award Closing date: 15th December 2017. Prizes: £10,000 Free entry Further info. Set up in memory of literary agent Deborah Rogers, between 20,000 and 30,000 words of a WIP by a first-time author. Email: info@deborahrogersfoundation.org Website: www.deborahrogersfoundation.org Wild Words Winter Solstice Competition 2017 Closing date: 21st December 2017. Prizes: A Wild Words one-hour 1-1 mentoring session, online publication. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Prose or poetry up to 1,000 words inspired by one of the traditional names of the moon. . Email: hello@wildwords.org Website: www.wildwords.org Ruth Rendell Short Story  Closing date: 22nd December 2017. Prizes: £1,000 and commission to write four further stories for InterAct Reading Service over the course of one year. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: For short stories, up to 1,000 words. Email: info@interactstroke.org Website: www.interactstrokesupport.org Flash 500 Competitions Closing date: Quarterly: 31 Dec 17, 31 March, 30 June. Prizes: £300, £200 and £100. Entry fee: £5, £8 for two. Quarterly competition for flash fiction, up to 500 words. Email: info@flash500.com Website: www.flash500.com The Ouen Press 2017 Short Story Competition  Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: First prize £300; 2 x Runners up £100 each; Highly Commended entries recognised. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories between 3,000 and 10,000 words. Email: info@ouenpress.com Website: www.ouenpress.com The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: First Prize – £1,000; Second Prize – £300; Third Prize – £100. Two Highly Commended – £50. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: Short Stories up to 4,000 words, excluding title; Poetry up to 50 lines, excluding title and lines between stanzas. Further info: The theme for short stories and poetry is open and is open to writers all over the world. Website: https://www.magicoxygen.co.uk/molp/ The SciFan 'Fire and Ice' Competition 2017 Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: £100, £50, £25. Entry fee: £5 each. Five or more entries - £3.50 per entry. You may enter as many times as you like and we actively encourage book clubs and writing groups to take advantage of the group entry discount. Looking for: We are looking for your darkest, most twisted dystopian short stories. The topic is 'Fire and Ice'. SciFan - either pure science fiction, pure fantasy or 'SciFan', an amalgamation of the two. Max length 2000 words. Other info: as well as winners, the best of the entries from the shortlist are offered professional editing with a view to publication in a competition anthology alongside invited contributors. Website: www.fantasticbooksstore.com/current-competition The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 10th January 2018. Prizes: 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25. Entry fee £5 by PayPal or by Cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques a further £10. Entry requirements: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Results announced by the end of January 2018. Prizes winners published on the Henshawpress website. URL of competition page: http://henshawpress.co.uk Lancashire Authors' Association Open Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: Closing date 31st January 2018. Prizes: Author of winning entry will receive £100. Entry fee: Entry fee £2 or multiple entries 3 for £5. Looking for: A Short Story in Exactly 100 words excluding the Title. All information, rules etc. can be found on the LAA website: lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk Flash 500 Short Story Competition Closing date: 28th February 2018. Prizes: £500, £200, £100. Entry fees: £7 for one, £12 for two, £16 for three, £20 for four. Optional critique: £25. Further info: This annual competition for stories up to 3,000 words (open theme and any genre). Email: entry@flash500.com Website: www.flash500.com/index_files/ss.html Creative Writing for All - Competition Closing Date: 30th April 2018. Short Story Prizes: £60, £30, £15. Entry fee: £5, additional entries £3. Theme: Cats and/or Dogs. Further details: You are invited to write a short story up to 2,000 words on the above theme. Visit website for further entry requirements. Entry forms by email: ce.apps@tesco.net Website: www.writing-experiment.com Cinnamon Press Annual Short Story Prize Closing date: 31st May, 2018. Prizes: First place: one year's free mentoring/free place on a Ty'n y coed course; Second place: pack of short story collections + one year's subscription to the bookclub; Third place: one year's subscription to the bookclub; Publication of the winners and two runners' up stories in our new annual, The Cinnamon Review of Short Fiction. Entry fee: £12.00 (you can optionally add £4 to this to include a copy of the winners' anthology). Theme: Short Story Fiction on any subject. Looking for: a story of 2,000-4,000 words (short story competitions) in a clear type script, double spaced for prose. Further info: Entries should be submitted electronically, via the forms on each competition page, in .doc, .docx or .rtf file formats only. Please ensure you have up to date virus protection before sending any files. (If you have problems please email for guidance). You may also send send your work by post, without your name on the MS, but please add a cover sheet with your contacts details and the name of your work. Please mark your story with a nom de plume and working title in the header (this is simply for reading purposes to guarantee that all pieces are read blind and judged fairly) Do not put any other identification on the work. Email address: jan(at)cinnamonpress(dot)com Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/annual-short-story-prize

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RW Short Story Prize Closing date: 29th October 2017. Prizes: £350, £200, £100, £20 shortlisted. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: Short stories between 1,500 and 4,000 words. Website: www.retreatwest.co.uk RW Flash Fiction Prize Closing date: 29th October 2017. Prizes: £250, £100, £75, £15 shortlisted. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: Short fiction up to 500 words. Website: www.retreatwest.co.uk  WriteStars Supernatural Competition Closing date: 30th October 2017. Prizes: £100, champagne, free critique up to 1,000 words. Entry fee: £3.50. Looking for: 250-word story about any aspect of otherworldliness that includes three elements: a rose, a newspaper and a ring. Email: info@writestars.co.uk Website: www.ritestars.co.uk Tom Gallon Trust Awards Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £1,000. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories, up to 5,000 words, by authors who have had at least one story accepted for publication. Email: info@societyofauthors.org  Website: www.societyofauthors.org  Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £750, £500, web publication. Free entry. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction interpretations, 1,000- 1,500 words, by young writers aged 18-25, of the Benjamin Franklin quote: 'If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.' Email: info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org  Website: www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £500 prize money for the winner, 10 shortlisted entries featured in a Comma ebook. Entry fee: £0. Theme: 'Cafe Stories'. Looking for: Stories on the theme of Cafe Stories, between 2,000 and 6,000 words. Further info: Judged by Naomi Kruger, Claire Dean and Inua Ellams. Email address: commaprizes@gmail.com Website: http://commapress.co.uk/resources/prizes Artificium 'Dark Matters' Flash & Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £200, £50, £25, publication. Entry fee: £4 for one, £7 for two, £10 for three. Looking for: Stories between 200-750 words, poems up to 15 lines. Email: competitions@artificium.co.uk  Website: www.arrificium.co.uk NAWG Open Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £200, £100, £50, publication. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Stories from 500 to 2000 words. Email: comp-open@nawg.co.uk  Website: Early Works Press Short Story Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £200, anthology publication for shortlisted entries. Entry fee: £5 up to 4,000 words, £10 if 4,000-8,000 words. Looking for: Short stories, up to 8,000 words. Email: services@earlyworkspress.co.uk Website: www.earlyworkspress.co.uk  London Magazine Short Story Competition  Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £500, £300, £200. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: For short stories, up to 4,000 words. Email: competition@thelondonmagazine.org  Website: www.thelondonmagazine.org  Southport Writers' Circle International Short Story Competition 2017 Closing date: 31 October 2017. Prizes: £150, £75, £25. Entry fee: £3 or £ 10 for four. Looking for: For short stories, up to 2,000 words. Email: swcstorycomp@yahoo.co.uk  Website: www.swconline.co.uk  Arkbound Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st November 2017. Prizes: £100, £50, £25,3 x £10. Entry fee: £3. Arkbound will sponsor entries from disadvantaged people. Looking for: Short stories between 500 and 1,000 words on the theme of time. Email: competitions@arkbound.com Website: http://arkbound.com Commonwealth Short Story Prize Closing date: 1st November 2017. Prizes: £2,500 for winner from each region, £5,000 for overall winner. Free entry. Looking for: Original, unpublished short stories, 2,000-5,000 words, by writers from Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and Pacific. Website: www.commonwealthwriters.org Commonwealth Short Story Prize Closing date: 1st November 2017. Prizes: £2,500 for winner from each region, £5,000 for overall winner. Free entry. Looking for: Original, unpublished short stories, 2,000-5,000 words, by writers from Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and Pacific. Website: www.commonwealthwriters.org The Malahat Review's Open Season Awards Closing date: 1st November 2017. Prizes: $4500 (Cdn.) over three genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction (one prize of $1500 per genre) Entry fee: $45 (Cdn.) for UK entrants. Additional entries cost $15, no limit. Can mix/match entries over different genres Looking for: Poems (3 poems up to 100 lines each); fiction (2500 words max.); creative nonfiction (2500 words max.) For further information on conditions of entry visit website below. Email: malahat@uvic.ca Website: www.malahatreview.ca/contests/info.html Words and Women Annual New Writing Competition Closing date: 15th November 2017. Prizes: National prize: £1,000 & up to a month’s writing residency (retreat), Regional prize: £600 & a mentoring session with Jill Dawson of Gold Dust; Winners will be published in the Words And Women Compendium. Entry fee: £10 per entry. Looking for: Fiction in any genre, memoir, life-writing, essays and creative non-fiction on any theme are all welcome. Entries should be 2,200 words or under. Further details: Winners will be announced in January 2018. Website: https://wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk/p/competition s Erewash Writers Free Entry Writing Competition Closing date: 23rd November 2017. Prizes: One poetry or flash fiction entry will be awarded £10; One short story entry will be awarded £25; Winning entries will be published on this website Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Poetry up to 40 lines, Flash fiction max 500 words, Short stories between 1,500 to 2,500 words. Further details: Your entry should be based on the theme 'Live in the moment'. Email: erewashwriterscomps@hotmail.co.uk Website: http://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/ Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: 1st Prize: €1000, Southword Journal publication, travel subvention to attend the Cork International Poetry Festival (room, board and Brian Turner poetry master class also included), PLUS writer's retreat at Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Theme: None. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Judge: poet and Munster Literature Centre Director Patrick Cotter Email address: godcomp@munsterlit.ie Website: http://munsterlit.ie Fish Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: €3,000 for first, a week at Anam Cara Writer's Retreat in West Cork plus €300 expenses for second, €300 for third. Entry fee: €20 for the first, €10 thereafter. Looking for: Short stories up to 5,000 words. Email: info@fishpublishing.com Website: www.fishpublishing.com Writers Bureau Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: 1st Place - £300; 2nd Place - £200; 3rd Place - £100. Plus, each winner can choose a Writers Bureau course worth over £374. Entry fee: £5 per submission or three entries for £10. Looking for: A story, on any theme, in less than 500 words (not including the title). Further details: Winners will be announced by 15th January 2018. Email: Website: http://www.wbcompetition.com 1000 word challenge Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: First prize £100, Second prize £50, Third prize, £25. All winners published on our website. Fee: £5 to enter or £10 with feedback from the judges. Looking for: Stories of up to 1000 words. Your story must start with the words, 'This time' Email: contact@1000wordchallenge.com  Website : www.1000wordchallenge.com Aeon Award Closing date: 30th November 2017. Looking for: Short stories up to 10,000 in any specfic genre. Prizes: €1,000, €200, €100 Entry fee: €7.50 Email: fraslaw@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.albedo1.com/aeon-award/ Michael Terence Publishing (MTP) - Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st December 2017. Prize: 1st place - £300.00 plus publication in 2017 Winter Anthology (print book); Second Prize: £200, Publication in the 2017 MTP Winter Anthology (print book), Publication on the MTP website; Third Prize: £100, Publication in the 2017 MTP Winter Anthology (print book), Publication on the MTP website. Fee: £5.00. Further info: Max word 3,000 count. Country International. Website: http://www.mtp.agency/competition One in Four Closing date: 4th December 2017. Prizes: £10,000 publishing contract with Orion imprint Trapeze. Free entry. Looking for: 5,000-word opening of a novel celebrating single- parent families. Email: OneinFourSubmissions@orionbooks.co.uk H E Bates Short Story Competition Closing date: 4th December 2017. Prizes: £500, £200, £100 plus £100 for best short story by a Northampton writer not winning another prize. Entry fee: £6 for one story or £10 for two stories. Looking for: Short stories on any theme up to 2,000 words. Email: hebatescomp@gmail.com Website: www.hebatescompetition.org.uk Amnesty International York Short Story Competition Closingdate: 10th December 2017. Prizes: £50 and publication on York Amnesty International website. Entry fee: £5 per story. Looking for: Original, unpublished fictional stories up to 1,700 words.  on the theme of 'borders'. Email: borderscompetition@gmail.com Website: http://yorkamnestyuk.blogspot.co.uk/p/competition.html The Writers' Award Closing date: 15th December 2017. Prizes: £10,000 Free entry Further info. Set up in memory of literary agent Deborah Rogers, between 20,000 and 30,000 words of a WIP by a first- time author. Email: info@deborahrogersfoundation.org Website: www.deborahrogersfoundation.org Wild Words Winter Solstice Competition 2017 Closing date: 21st December 2017. Prizes: A Wild Words one-hour 1-1 mentoring session, online publication. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Prose or poetry up to 1,000 words inspired by one of the traditional names of the moon. . Email: hello@wildwords.org Website: www.wildwords.org Ruth Rendell Short Story  Closing date: 22nd December 2017. Prizes: £1,000 and commission to write four further stories for InterAct Reading Service over the course of one year. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: For short stories, up to 1,000 words. Email: info@interactstroke.org Website: www.interactstrokesupport.org Flash 500 Competitions Closing date: Quarterly: 31 Dec 17, 31 March, 30 June. Prizes: £300, £200 and £100. Entry fee: £5, £8 for two. Quarterly competition for flash fiction, up to 500 words. Email: info@flash500.com Website: www.flash500.com The Ouen Press 2017 Short Story Competition  Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: First prize £300; 2 x Runners up £100 each; Highly Commended entries recognised. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories between 3,000 and 10,000 words. Email: info@ouenpress.com Website: www.ouenpress.com The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: First Prize – £1,000; Second Prize – £300; Third Prize – £100. Two Highly Commended – £50. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: Short Stories up to 4,000 words, excluding title; Poetry up to 50 lines, excluding title and lines between stanzas. Further info: The theme for short stories and poetry is open and is open to writers all over the world. Website: https://www.magicoxygen.co.uk/molp/ The SciFan 'Fire and Ice' Competition 2017 Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: £100, £50, £25. Entry fee: £5 each. Five or more entries - £3.50 per entry. You may enter as many times as you like and we actively encourage book clubs and writing groups to take advantage of the group entry discount. Looking for: We are looking for your darkest, most twisted dystopian short stories. The topic is 'Fire and Ice'. SciFan - either pure science fiction, pure fantasy or 'SciFan', an amalgamation of the two. Max length 2000 words. Other info: as well as winners, the best of the entries from the shortlist are offered professional editing with a view to publication in a competition anthology alongside invited contributors. Website: www.fantasticbooksstore.com/current-competition The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 10th January 2018. Prizes: 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25. Entry fee £5 by PayPal or by Cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques a further £10. Entry requirements: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Results announced by the end of January 2018. Prizes winners published on the Henshawpress website. URL of competition page: http://henshawpress.co.uk Lancashire Authors' Association Open Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: Closing date 31st January 2018. Prizes: Author of winning entry will receive £100. Entry fee: Entry fee £2 or multiple entries 3 for £5. Looking for: A Short Story in Exactly 100 words excluding the Title. All information, rules etc. can be found on the LAA website: lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk Flash 500 Short Story Competition Closing date: 28th February 2018. Prizes: £500, £200, £100. Entry fees: £7 for one, £12 for two, £16 for three, £20 for four. Optional critique: £25. Further info: This annual competition for stories up to 3,000 words (open theme and any genre). Email: entry@flash500.com Website: www.flash500.com/index_files/ss.html Creative Writing for All - Competition Closing Date: 30th April 2018. Short Story Prizes: £60, £30, £15. Entry fee: £5, additional entries £3. Theme: Cats and/or Dogs. Further details: You are invited to write a short story up to 2,000 words on the above theme. Visit website for further entry requirements. Entry forms by email: ce.apps@tesco.net Website: www.writing-experiment.com Cinnamon Press Annual Short Story Prize Closing date: 31st May, 2018. Prizes: First place: one year's free mentoring/free place on a Ty'n y coed course; Second place: pack of short story collections + one year's subscription to the bookclub; Third place: one year's subscription to the bookclub; Publication of the winners and two runners' up stories in our new annual, The Cinnamon Review of Short Fiction. Entry fee: £12.00 (you can optionally add £4 to this to include a copy of the winners' anthology). Theme: Short Story Fiction on any subject. Looking for: a story of 2,000-4,000 words (short story competitions) in a clear type script, double spaced for prose. Further info: Entries should be submitted electronically, via the forms on each competition page, in .doc, .docx or .rtf file formats only. Please ensure you have up to date virus protection before sending any files. (If you have problems please email for guidance). You may also send send your work by post, without your name on the MS, but please add a cover sheet with your contacts details and the name of your work. Please mark your story with a nom de plume and working title in the header (this is simply for reading purposes to guarantee that all pieces are read blind and judged fairly) Do not put any other identification on the work. Email address: jan(at)cinnamonpress(dot)com Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/ann ual-short-story-prize

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