WRITE Festival 2019 Short Story Competition

We’re offering writers an exciting opportunity to enter a free competition with the chance to get their stories published in a new anthology as part of WRITE Festival 2019.

Writers can submit uplifting short stories (up to 3000 words in length – one entry per person) for free until 14 December 2018.

The shortlisted stories will be published in paperback by Sixth Element Publishing during WRITE Festival 2019 and there will also be cash prizes for the three top placed stories.

The cash prizes will be:

  • 1st place – £100
  • 2nd place – £50
  • 3rd place – £25

There will also be 2 short story writing workshops to help writers develop their skills – these will take place on Saturday 10 & 24 November, 1.30-3.30pm (booking essential. £3 per person). Find out more about the short story writing workshops.

How to enter

To enter you must:

  • Download the entry form
  • Fill in the information
  • Make sure to read the terms and conditions
  • Submit it to the email address stated on the form alongside your short story