september, 2022

mon05sepAll DayCity Academy's Short Story Writing CompetitionDevise a piece of short fiction that will be read by an expert panel of judges, and considered for the £1,500 first prize!UKCategory:Short StoryEntry Fee:£15 Max word count:4,000 Top Prize:£1,500, a City Academy voucher worth £300, and publication

Event Details

We’re back again, bigger and better with our latest Writing Competition. We are on the search for the best original short story written by a previously unpublished writer. Whether you have completed a writing course with us 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 £1,500 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, Akala or Margaret Atwood judges will be looking for great stories told with wit, verve, and style. Join a community of writers to create something magnificent.

The winner of City Academy’s Short Story Writing Competition 2022 will receive a cash prize of £1,500 and a City Academy voucher worth £300. The winning story will also be published on our website with an accompanying interview and photoshoot.

Two runners up will also be published on our website and will each receive a free writing course of their choice. Three more writers will receive written feedback from the judging panel.

The competition will be judged by a panel of writers: Freddie Machin, Merrie Joy Williams, and new this year, Melanie Spencer.

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