Welcome to The Short Story competition!

 Entries to The Short Story 2016 competition are now closed.

Set up in 2011 and just beginning its sixth year, The Short Story competition showcases the best short stories from around the world. Three cash prizes are awarded:

First prize: £300

Second prize: £150

Third prize: £50

Deadline for submissions: 15th September 2016. .

Entry fee: £5 (PayPal only)

The winners are published on the website and may be included in a future anthology. See Past Winners for previous prize-winning stories, including two Costa Short Story Award winners.

Click on the Submission Guidelines for more details and follow me on Twitter @theshortstory11.

And here is a picture of the anthology, Best of The Short Story, Volume 1, from the first 3 years of the competition, sitting on one of Kerry’s cushions. A free copy was given to every contributor and to everyone who had been involved in the competition from the beginning. Too many to mention here, but you know who you are.

Thank you!