Short Story Competitions Across the UK

Name- Frequency- Cost of Entry- Top Prize- Link

  • Alsina- Varies- Free- £50- http://www.alsinapublishing.com/

  • Audio Arcadia- Varies- £.5.50- Royalty Percentage- http://www.audioarcadia.com/

  • Dark Tales- Monthly- £.250-£100- http://darktales.co.uk/

  • Edit Crowd- Quarterly- FREE-£25- https://www.editcrowd.co.uk/

  • Future History- Varies- Free- Varies- https://englandsfuturehistory.wordpress.com/

  • Henshaw Press- Quarterly- £5- £100- http://henshawpress.co.uk/

  • Michael Terence- Varies- £5-£300- http://henshawpress.co.uk/

  • Park Publications- Quarterly- £3 or Free for Subscribers- £75- http://www.parkpublications.co.uk/competitions.html

  • RWL- Quarterly- Free- £100- https://www.readerwriterlounge.com/

  • Solutions Loans- Bianually- Free- £200- http://www.solution-loans.co.uk/competitions/

  • Monkey Collecting- Quarterly- Free- Varies- http://themonkeycollective.com/

  • Squat Pen Rests- Quarterly- £3-£500- http://stephentuffin.co.uk/

  • Vanda 'n' Linda's Writing Space- Biannually- £6-£250- https://www.vnlwritespace.com/

  • Writing World- Varies- £5-£100- http://www.thewritingworld.co.uk/

  • Writers Bureau- Varies-Varies-Varies- http://www.wbcompetition.com/

  • Writers Forum- Monthly- £6 or £3 for members- £300- http://www.writers-forum.com/comps.html

  • Writing Magazine- Monthly-Varies- Varies- https://www.writers-online.co.uk/Writing-Competitions/

Prestigious

  • Bath- Deadline April- £8-£1200- https://www.bathshortstoryaward.org/

  • BBC Short Story- Deadline March- Free- £15,000- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/9sv29fKqQrSTQWndd7Z9pq/the-bbc-national-short-story-award-2018-with-cambridge-university (Only for previously published author)

  • Bridport- Deadline May- £10- £5000- https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/content/competition

  • Bristol- Deadline May- £8-£1000- https://www.bristolprize.co.uk/

  • Christopher Fielden's To Hull and Back- Deadline July- £11-£1000- https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-competition/

  • Commonwealth Short Story- Deadline November- Free- £2,500 for Regional and £5,000 for overall- https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-competition/

  • Costa Short Story- Deadline August- Free- £3500- https://www.costa.co.uk/costa-book-awards/costa-short-story-award/

  • Dragonfly Tea- Deadline July- Free- £1500- https://dragonflytea.com/

  • High Sheriff's Cheshire- Deadline September- Free-£2000- http://www.chester.ac.uk/literatureprize Must be from Cheshire, Wirral, Warrington and Halton

  • InkTears- Varies- £6-£1000- http://www.inktears.com/

  • London- Deadline October- £5-£1000- https://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/

  • Magic Oxygen- Deadline December- £5- £1000- http://www.magicoxygen.co.uk/

  • Manchester Writing Competition- Deadline August- £17- £10000- http://www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk/

  • Mogford Literary Prize- Deadline January- £10-£10000- https://www.oxford-hotels-restaurants.co.uk/mogford-prize/

  • Reader's Digest 100 Words- Deadline February- Free- £1000- http://www.readersdigest.co.uk/100-word-story-competition

  • Royal Society of Literature v Pritchett Memorial- Deadline June- £5- £1000- http://rsliterature.org/award/v-s-pritchett-memorial-prize/

  • Scottish Arts Club- Deadline March- £10-£1000- http://sacctrust.org/

  • Sunday Times EFG- Deadline September- Free- £300000- http://shortstoryaward.co.uk/- Only for previously published author

  • Short Story: Cambridge- Varies-£8- £1000- http://www.theshortstory.co.uk/

  • Tom-Gallon Trust- Deadline October- Free- £1000- http://www.societyofauthors.org/Prizes/Fiction/Tom-Gallon

  • White Review- Deadline March- £15- £2,500- http://www.thewhitereview.org/

Annual

  • Arkbound- Deadline November- £3-£100- http://arkbound.com/writing-competition/

  • Chiplist Fest- Deadline February-Varies- £500- https://www.chiplitfest.com/short-story-competition

  • Cinnamon Press- Deadline May- £12- Mentoring- http://www.cinnamonpress.com/

  • Claret Press MNDA- Deadline June- £6-£250- https://www.claretpress.com/

  • Comma Press- Deadline October- Free- £500- http://www.coniumreview.com/contests.html

  • Creative Writing Matters- Varies-Varies-Varies- http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk/

  • Crediton- Deadline April- Varies- Varies- http://credfest.co.uk/

  • CWA Margery Allingham- Deadline February- £12- £500- https://thecwa.co.uk/

  • Doris Gooderson-Deadline July- £5-£200- https://thecwa.co.uk/

  • Early Works Press- Deadline October- £5/£10- £200- http://wrekinwriters.wordpress.com/doris-gooderson-short-story-competition/

  • Grindstone International- Deadline September- £10-£500- http://www.grindstoneliterary.com/

  • H. E Bates- Varies- £6-£500- http://www.hebatescompetition.org.uk/

  • H. G Wells- Deadline July- £10-Varies- https://hgwellscompetition.com/

  • Hysteria Writing- Deadline August- £5-£150- http://www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk/hysteria-writing-competition/

  • Kosta's Olive Tree- Deadline September- £4- £70- http://kostasolivetree.co.uk/

  • Leicester Writes- Deadline April-£7-£100- http://leicesterwrites.co.uk/

  • Limnisa Short Story- Deadline April- Free- Holiday to Greece- http://www.limnisa.com/

  • London Magazine- Deadline Varies- £10-£500- http://www.thelondonmagazine.org/

  • MJ Meads- Deadline March- Free- E-Reader- http://www.mjmeads.com/

  • Momaya Press- Deadline April- £12- £110- http://momayapress.com/momaya-short-story-competition

  • Norwich Writers' Circle- Deadline July- £8- £40- https://norwichwriters.wordpress.com/

  • Nottingham Writers' Club- Deadline February-£5- £200- http://www.nottinghamwritersclub.org.uk/

  • Oh Zoe! Rising Talent Award- Deadline March- Free- £500- http://www.ohzoe.com/

  • Ouen Press- Varies- Free- £300- http://www.ouenpress.com/

  • Plymouth Writers'- Deadline January-£5-£250- https://plymouthwritersgroup.uk/

  • Rejected Manuscripts- Deadline December- Free- Share of Profits- https://rejectedmanuscripts.org/

  • Remastered Words- Deadline May- Free- £75- http://www.remasteredwords.com/

  • Retreat West- Deadline September- £15-£350- http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/

  • Ryedale Book Festival- Deadline March- Free- £250- https://www.blackthornpress.com/

  • SaveAs Writers- Deadline August- £4-£200- http://www.saveaswriters.co.uk/

  • Shooter Literary Magazine- Deadline April- £7- £500- http://shooterlitmag.com/

  • Short Fiction Literary Journal- Deadline March- £8-£500- http://www.shortfictionjournal.co.uk/

  • Southport Writers- Deadline October- £3-£150- http://www.swconline.co.uk/

  • Storgy- Varies-Varies-Varies- http://storgy.com/

  • Tacchi-Morris- Deadline May- £5-£100- http://tacchi-morris.com/

  • Tamworth Literary Festival- Deadline March- £4-£100- https://tamlitfest.wordpress.com/

  • Short Story Competition- Deadline September- £8-£500- http://www.theshortstory.net/

  • Wasifiri New Writing- Deadline July- £5-£300- https://www.wasafiri.org/

  • Wells Literary Festival- Deadline June- £6- £750- http://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/

  • Willesden Herald- Deadline August- £5- Divided Prize/Published- http://willesdenherald.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Willowdown Books- Deadline March- $18-$100-http://www.willowdownbooks.com/

  • Winchester Writers- Varies- Varies- Varies- http://writersfestival.co.uk/competitions

  • Words For the Wounded- Varies- Varies- Varies- http://wordsforthewounded.co.uk/

  • Words with Jam- Deadline November- £6-£500- http://www.wordswithjam.co.uk/

  • Writers' and Artists' Yearbook- Deadline February- Free- Writers' Residential Course- http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions

  • Yeovil- Deadline May- £7- £500- http://www.yeovilprize.co.uk/

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