Welcome to The Short Story competition!

The 2017 competition is now closed.

Set up in 2011, The Short Story competition showcases the best short stories from around the world. Two cash prizes are awarded:

First prize: £500

Second prize: £100

Deadline for submissions: September 15th, 2017

Entry fee: £8 (PayPal only)

The winners will be announced in December 2017, and will be published on the website. They may also 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.

A second anthology covering winners and honourable mentions from 2014-2016  published in 2017.

Thank you!