october, 2020

31oct1:00 am1:00 amMoved OnlineCranked Anvil Short Story CompetitionQuarterly Writing CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £5 ,
Max word count: 1,500 ,
Top Prize: £150 and publication ,

Top Prize

£150 and publication

Max word count


Entry Fee


Event Details

Our quarterly short story competition is open for entries all year round.

The competition is open to any theme or genre, but your story must be a maximum of 1,500 words (not including the title). Closing dates are:

31st January
30th April
31st July
31st October

You can enter up to three stories in each quarterly competition.

The three placed stories from each quarter will be published online. Future anthologies will also be considered, published by Cranked Anvil Press, in which shortlisted stories from each competition will be published.

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