Short Story Competition
2nd Place: £100
3rd Place: £50
Worldwide publication for winners
and 25 shortlisted entries
2000 - 5000 words
Entries open from 6th February 2019
Entry Fee: £10
Hammond House Members: £5
Feedback Option: £10
Submission Deadline: 30th September 2019
Preferred Format: Arial 12p 1.5 line spacing
Terms and Conditions and Submission Guidelines, click here.
Awarded by the University Centre Grimsby, our annual Hammond House Short Story Competition attracts writers from around the world in search of recognition, publication and valuable feedback. The winners receive a cash prize, and worldwide publication of their work in an anthology of short stories, together with twenty-four shortlisted entries.
The prizes are presented at a televised award ceremony held in winter by celebrities from the world of literature and entertainment, and include video links to any winners who are unable to be present.
Our 2018 competition, Precious, proved extremely popular, receiving entries from over twenty-five different countries. The anthology of the same name has gone on to sell copies all over the world.
The theme for the 2019 competition - Leaving - is intended to be inspirational, not restrictive, so please feel free to interpret it in any way you choose. Be creative, be unpredictable, be different; the judges are looking for intriguing ideas and addictive prose.