may, 2021

25may1:00 pm12:00 amCity Academy Short Story Competition 2021UKEntry Fee:£15 Max word count:4,000 Top Prize:£1000

Event Details

We are delighted to advise that City Academy has recently launched its first Short Story Competition. The winner will receive a £1000 cash prize, a £300 City Academy course voucher and their creative submission published on our website.

Entrants must register with us prior to submitting their short story. All entrants will receive regular, handy writing prompts to aid them as they put pen to paper.

City Academy is on the search for the best original short story written by a previously unpublished writer. Whether you have completed a writing course with City Academy or not, this is your opportunity to devise a piece of short fiction that will be read by an expert panel of judges, and considered for the £1,000 first prize.

No prior experience of writing short stories is necessary. After registering for this competition you will receive a series of writing prompts to encourage you as you write. These prompts, delivered direct to your inbox, will guide you through the process of writing a dynamic story with all the brevity and intensity of a classic. There are no restrictions on style or subject matter so regardless of whether you are inspired by the work of Ursula K. Le Guin, James Baldwin, or Alice Munro the judges will be looking for great stories told with wit, verve, and style.
Please see website for full criteria and details. Register with City Academy today to get started.

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