2014 International Short Story Prize

First Prize: £500 + publication    Second prize: £100

We are delighted to announce the result of year’s prize. Thank you to all who entered.

(Details of the 2015 competition will appear later this year.)


‘The Glover’ – Graham Mort



‘Looking for the Castle’ – Elizabeth Baines


‘Adieu, Mon Doux Rivage’ – Catherine McNamara
‘Dragonflies’ – Geoffrey Miller
‘Looking for the Castle’ – Elizabeth Baines
‘The Glover’ – Graham Mort


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Open for entries January 1st – March 31st  2015

Entry fee: £10 – submit up to 2 stories and receive a free copy of our next issue (worth £10). £5 – submit 1 story. Stories must be no longer than 5,000 words and must be unpublished in print or online. All entries will also be considered for general publication. Stories may be in any theme or genre and you can submit as many times as you like. Online entries only. After making your payment via the Paypal buttons below, please submit your entries to with ‘Competition Entry’ in the subject box. Stories will be read anonymously up to the longlist stage, which will be announced in June, the shortlist in July. The winner and runner-up will be announced in August. Please read our competition rules here before entering. Good luck!


2014′s judge is Gerard Donovan, author of several novels, including the internationally acclaimed Julius Winsome, and the story collection Country of the Grand.

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