HG Wells Short Story Competition  Closing date: 23rd July 2018. Prizes: £250 Senior and £1,000 Junior prize and free publication of all shortlisted entries in a quality, professionally published paperback anthology. Short stories between 1,500 and 5,000 words on the theme of Peace. Entry fee: Aged over 21 on 23/07/18: £10 per entry (£5 students accompanied with copy of student id), under 21 on 23/07/18: no entry fee. Email: hgwellscometition@gmail.com Website: http://hgwellscompetition.com Flash Fiction 1500 Closing date: 28th July 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £100; Runner Up: £25. The short list entries will be published in either the Literary Magazine or the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £5.00. Looking for: Submit up to 1,000 words of fiction of any genre or theme. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions HISSAC Annual Open Short Story Competition  Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £250, £50 and £25 in both categories. Entry fee: Short stories £5 or £12 for three, Flash fiction £5 or £12 for three. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,000 words, flash fiction up to 500 words. No connection to Scotland is needed either by theme or entrant. Email: info@hissac.co.uk Website: http://www.hissac.co.uk/Competition   Ink Tears Flash Fiction Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £250, £50, 8 x Highly Commended £25. Entry fee: £3.50. Looking for: Flash fiction up to 500 words. Website: http://www.inktears.com/ffentry Stroud Book Festival International Flash Fiction Competition 2018  Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1st: £500, 2nd: £250, 3rd: £100. Entry fee: £5, £3 additional entries. Looking for: Poetry up to 40 lines. Further details: Flash Fiction judge: Sue Limb. Website: https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/writing-competition/ Stroud Book Festival International Fiction Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1st: £100 plus a 5-day writing retreat at Hawkwood College, Stroud, 2nd: £75, 3rd: £50. Entry fee: £5, £3 additional entries. Looking for: Synopsis of up to 200 words plus excerpt of up to 3000 words. Further details: Fiction judge: Katie Fforde Website: https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/writing-competition/ Norwich Writers' Circle Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £400, £250 and £100. Entry fee: £8. Looking for: Previously unpublished work of fiction tp to 2,000 words on the theme 'Markets'. Email: norwichwriters@hotmai1.com Website: http://norwichwriters.wordpress.com To Hull and Back Humorous Writing Competition Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £200, £100, publication in Christopher Fielden's To Hull and Back anthology. Entry fee: From 1st May £11, £18 for two. Further reductions for more. Looking for: Funny stories up to 4,000 words. Email: chris@christopherfie1den.com Website: www.christopherfielden.com Sean O Faolain International Short Story Prize 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: First: €2,000, week-long residency at Arnan Cara Writers' and Editors' Retreat, Second: €500. Four more shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120. Entry fee: €15 per story. Looking for: Short stories on any subject, in any style up to 3,000 words. Email: sofcomp@munsterlit.ie Website: http://www.munsterlit.ie/SOF%20Page.html The Children's Society Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: Literary Agent advice and feedback plus writing gifts. Entry fee: None. Looking for: Fiction about 16 and 17 year olds of no more than 2,000 words. Find out more on website: www.childrenssociety.org.uk/writing SaveAs Writer's International Writing Competition - Short Stories Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: First: The SaveAs Writers’ International Prose Prize sponsored by Hot Monkey Publishing of £200; Second: £100; Third: £50. Entry fee: £4 per short story £10 for three. Looking for: Short stories: 2500 words max. on the subject: Nightmare: Gothic Dreams. Website: http://saveaswriters.co.uk/competitions.html Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award Closing date: 1st September 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize is €1,000, 2nd Prize €500, 3rd Prize €300. Entry fee: €10. Looking for: Short stories between 1,800 and 2,000 words. Website: http://wexfordliteraryfestival.com/colm-toibin-short-story-award/ Manchester Fiction Prize Closing date: 14th September 2018. Entry fee: £17.50. Prize: £10,000. Looking for: Short stories, up to 2,500 words Email: writingschool@mmu.ac.uk https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/fiction-prize/ Mere Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 22nd September 2018. Prizes: £60, £30, £15. Entry fee: £2, £1 each subsequent. Looking for Flash fiction on a theme announced on 14th September. Email: info@merelitfest.co.uk  Website: www.merelitfest.co.uk  Grindstone International Short Story Prize Closing date: 28th September 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £500; Runner Up: £50. The short list entries will be published in the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: 3,000 words of fiction in any genre. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 30th September 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 October 2018. Prizes winners published on the Henshawpress website. Website: http://henshawpress.co.uk Chorley & District Writers' Circle Annual Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: £100, £50, £30. Entry fee: £5.00. Looking for: Short stories on the theme of 'Natural Justice'. Email: mail@chorleywriters.org.uk; dea@fictionfeedback.co.uk  Website: www.chorleywriters.org.uk Bedford International Writing Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Entry fee: £6, £12 for three. Prizes: £500, £150, £100, special Bedford Prizes £100 in each category. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words, poems up to 40 lines, on any theme. Email: bedfordwritingcomp@aol.co.uk Website: http://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/homepage.php Hammond House Publishing Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st September 2018. Prizes: Short stories £500, £100, £50 plus worldwide publication for 25 shortlisted entries. Entry fee: £10.00; Members £5.00 Looking for: Short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words on the theme of 'precious'. Website: www.hammondhousepublishing.com Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £500. Three other finalists will each receive £50. All four winning stories will be published in the March issue of Mslexia. Entry fee: £5 per story. Looking for: The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes flash fiction of up to 300 words in length (not including the title). Further details: All genres welcome. Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/wfa-flash-fiction-comp-2018/ Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. Entry fee: £10 per story. Looking for: stories of between 300 and 3,000 words in length (not including the title). Further details: All genres welcome. Please include a cover sheet with your entry. Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/womens-short-fiction-competition-short-story-competition/ Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Closing date: 20th October 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize for published books - Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic; Grand Prize for unpublished books - publication from Strange Days Books; Plus six more prizes. Entry fee: $30.00. Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections. novels. Website: www.eyelandsawards.com RW Themed Flash Fiction Prize Closing date: 28th October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize £350, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100, Shortlisted £15. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Entry fee: £8 per story. Looking for: Short fiction up to 500 words on quarterly set themes. Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/flash-fiction-prize/  Retreat West Short Story Prize Closing date: 28th October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize £400; 2nd Prize £250; 3rd Prize £150; Shortlisted £20. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Entry fee: £10 for 1 story – enter as many times as you like but all entries must be made separately and the entry fee paid each time. Looking for: Short stories between 1500 – 5000 words (title not included). Further details: Judge: Paul McVeigh Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/the-rw-short-story-prize/ Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize Closing date: 31st October 2018. 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 a Benjamin Franklin quote (see website). Email: info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org Website: www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org Arkbound Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st November 2018. 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 'Hope'. Email: competitions@arkbound.com Website: http://arkbound.com/writing-competition/ Ink Tears Short Story Competition The contest will start in early August. Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £100, 4 x £25 Highly Commended. Entry fee: £7.50. Looking for: Short stories between 1,000 and 3,500 words. Further info: Winners will be notified by 28th Feb 2019 (full results published by 30th Mar 2019). Website: http://www.inktears.com/ssentry International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest, 2018 Closing date: 30th November 2018. English.Prizes: The Grand Prize is €1000 and publication in Albedo One. Second and third place prizes are €200 and €100 and publication in Albedo One. Entry fee: €8.50. Looking for: Stories of up to 10,000 words long, that are previously unpublished in science fiction, fantasy, horror or anything unclassifiable or in-between. Email: fraslaw@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.albedo1.com/aeon-award-2018/

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HG Wells Short Story Competition  Closing date: 23rd July 2018. Prizes: £250 Senior and £1,000 Junior prize and free publication of all shortlisted entries in a quality, professionally published paperback anthology. Short stories between 1,500 and 5,000 words on the theme of Peace. Entry fee: Aged over 21 on 23/07/18: £10 per entry (£5 students accompanied with copy of student id), under 21 on 23/07/18: no entry fee. Email: hgwellscometition@gmail.com Website: http://hgwellscompetition.com Flash Fiction 1500 Closing date: 28th July 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £100; Runner Up: £25. The short list entries will be published in either the Literary Magazine or the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £5.00. Looking for: Submit up to 1,000 words of fiction of any genre or theme. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions HISSAC Annual Open Short Story Competition  Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £250, £50 and £25 in both categories. Entry fee: Short stories £5 or £12 for three, Flash fiction £5 or £12 for three. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,000 words, flash fiction up to 500 words. No connection to Scotland is needed either by theme or entrant. Email: info@hissac.co.uk Website: http://www.hissac.co.uk/Competition   Ink Tears Flash Fiction Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £250, £50, 8 x Highly Commended £25. Entry fee: £3.50. Looking for: Flash fiction up to 500 words. Website: http://www.inktears.com/ffentry Stroud Book Festival International Flash Fiction Competition 2018  Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1st: £500, 2nd: £250, 3rd: £100. Entry fee: £5, £3 additional entries. Looking for: Poetry up to 40 lines. Further details: Flash Fiction judge: Sue Limb. Website: https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/writing- competition/ Stroud Book Festival International Fiction Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1st: £100 plus a 5-day writing retreat at Hawkwood College, Stroud, 2nd: £75, 3rd: £50. Entry fee: £5, £3 additional entries. Looking for: Synopsis of up to 200 words plus excerpt of up to 3000 words. Further details: Fiction judge: Katie Fforde Website: https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/writing- competition/ Norwich Writers' Circle Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £400, £250 and £100. Entry fee: £8. Looking for: Previously unpublished work of fiction tp to 2,000 words on the theme 'Markets'. Email: norwichwriters@hotmai1.com Website: http://norwichwriters.wordpress.com To Hull and Back Humorous Writing Competition Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £200, £100, publication in Christopher Fielden's To Hull and Back anthology. Entry fee: From 1st May £11, £18 for two. Further reductions for more. Looking for: Funny stories up to 4,000 words. Email: chris@christopherfie1den.com Website: www.christopherfielden.com Sean O Faolain International Short Story Prize 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: First: €2,000, week-long residency at Arnan Cara Writers' and Editors' Retreat, Second: €500. Four more shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120. Entry fee: €15 per story. Looking for: Short stories on any subject, in any style up to 3,000 words. Email: sofcomp@munsterlit.ie Website: http://www.munsterlit.ie/SOF%20Page.html The Children's Society Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: Literary Agent advice and feedback plus writing gifts. Entry fee: None. Looking for: Fiction about 16 and 17 year olds of no more than 2,000 words. Find out more on website: www.childrenssociety.org.uk/writing SaveAs Writer's International Writing Competition - Short Stories Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: First: The SaveAs Writers’ International Prose Prize sponsored by Hot Monkey Publishing of £200; Second: £100; Third: £50. Entry fee: £4 per short story £10 for three. Looking for: Short stories: 2500 words max. on the subject: Nightmare: Gothic Dreams. Website: http://saveaswriters.co.uk/competitions.html Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award Closing date: 1st September 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize is €1,000, 2nd Prize €500, 3rd Prize €300. Entry fee: €10. Looking for: Short stories between 1,800 and 2,000 words. Website: http://wexfordliteraryfestival.com/colm-toibin- short-story-award/ Manchester Fiction Prize Closing date: 14th September 2018. Entry fee: £17.50. Prize: £10,000. Looking for: Short stories, up to 2,500 words Email: writingschool@mmu.ac.uk https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/fiction-prize/ Mere Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 22nd September 2018. Prizes: £60, £30, £15. Entry fee: £2, £1 each subsequent. Looking for Flash fiction on a theme announced on 14th September. Email: info@merelitfest.co.uk  Website: www.merelitfest.co.uk  Grindstone International Short Story Prize Closing date: 28th September 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £500; Runner Up: £50. The short list entries will be published in the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: 3,000 words of fiction in any genre. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 30th September 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 October 2018. Prizes winners published on the Henshawpress website. Website: http://henshawpress.co.uk Chorley & District Writers' Circle Annual Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: £100, £50, £30. Entry fee: £5.00. Looking for: Short stories on the theme of 'Natural Justice'. Email: mail@chorleywriters.org.uk; dea@fictionfeedback.co.uk  Website: www.chorleywriters.org.uk Bedford International Writing Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Entry fee: £6, £12 for three. Prizes: £500, £150, £100, special Bedford Prizes £100 in each category. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words, poems up to 40 lines, on any theme. Email: bedfordwritingcomp@aol.co.uk Website: http://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/homepage. php Hammond House Publishing Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st September 2018. Prizes: Short stories £500, £100, £50 plus worldwide publication for 25 shortlisted entries. Entry fee: £10.00; Members £5.00 Looking for: Short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words on the theme of 'precious'. Website: www.hammondhousepublishing.com Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £500. Three other finalists will each receive £50. All four winning stories will be published in the March issue of Mslexia. Entry fee: £5 per story. Looking for: The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes flash fiction of up to 300 words in length (not including the title). Further details: All genres welcome. Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/wfa-flash-fiction- comp-2018/ Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. Entry fee: £10 per story. Looking for: stories of between 300 and 3,000 words in length (not including the title). Further details: All genres welcome. Please include a cover sheet with your entry. Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/womens-short-fiction- competition-short-story-competition/ Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Closing date: 20th October 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize for published books - Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic; Grand Prize for unpublished books - publication from Strange Days Books; Plus six more prizes. Entry fee: $30.00. Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections. novels. Website: www.eyelandsawards.com RW Themed Flash Fiction Prize Closing date: 28th October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize £350, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100, Shortlisted £15. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Entry fee: £8 per story. Looking for: Short fiction up to 500 words on quarterly set themes. Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/flash-fiction-prize/  Retreat West Short Story Prize Closing date: 28th October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize £400; 2nd Prize £250; 3rd Prize £150; Shortlisted £20. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Entry fee: £10 for 1 story – enter as many times as you like but all entries must be made separately and the entry fee paid each time. Looking for: Short stories between 1500 – 5000 words (title not included). Further details: Judge: Paul McVeigh Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/the-rw-short-story- prize/ Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize Closing date: 31st October 2018. 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 a Benjamin Franklin quote (see website). Email: info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org Website: www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org Arkbound Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st November 2018. 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 'Hope'. Email: competitions@arkbound.com Website: http://arkbound.com/writing-competition/ Ink Tears Short Story Competition The contest will start in early August. Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £100, 4 x £25 Highly Commended. Entry fee: £7.50. Looking for: Short stories between 1,000 and 3,500 words. Further info: Winners will be notified by 28th Feb 2019 (full results published by 30th Mar 2019). Website: http://www.inktears.com/ssentry International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest, 2018 Closing date: 30th November 2018. English.Prizes: The Grand Prize is €1000 and publication in Albedo One. Second and third place prizes are €200 and €100 and publication in Albedo One. Entry fee: €8.50. Looking for: Stories of up to 10,000 words long, that are previously unpublished in science fiction, fantasy, horror or anything unclassifiable or in-between. Email: fraslaw@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.albedo1.com/aeon-award-2018/

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