2014 International Short Story Prize

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

(Competition now closed)

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Open for entries January 1st – March 31st

Entry fee: £10 – submit up to 2 stories and receive a 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 Stories must be no longer than 5,000 words and must be unpublished in print or online.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. The longlist 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!


This year’s judge is prize-winning author Gerard Donovan, whose novels, poems and short stories have received critical acclaim.

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