Some tips….


May 31, 2015 by Gary Fuller

Competition entries coming in now – congratulations!

For those needing inspiration – and for some extremely useful ideas for all short story writers – take a look at Writing Short Stories: A Writers’ & Artists’ Companion by Newland and Hershman, published by Bloomsbury.



Theme: Switch

Entries for our 2022 Competition will open in January.

Deadline for entries will be Monday 11th July (midnight BST). Shortlist announcement Wednesday 21st September. Winners to be announced Sunday 20th November.

For further information, please read the rules and FAQs below. If you cannot find the answer to your query there, you can email

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