tue30aprAll DayCompletedNew Writers 1000-Word Short Story CompetitionCategoryShort StoryInternationalEntry Fee£10 Max word count1,000 Top Prize£1,000

Event Details

The New Writers 1,000-Word Short Story Competition 2024 is open to writers from around the world, we’re offering a top prize of £1,000, a second prize of £300 and a third prize of £200. The deadline is midnight (UK time) on Tuesday 30th April 2024 and £1.00 from each entry will be donated to First Story.

The three winning entries will be published on the NewWriters.org.uk website and in the New Writers Anthology 2024

£1 from each entry will be donated to First Story (England’s leading creative writing charity for young people)

Winners and authors who have made the shortlist will be notified by email no later than Friday 28th June 2024. The public announcement of winners and shortlisted entries will also be made no later than this date.

Head Judge: Cassandra Parkin (Award-Winning Author & Poet)

We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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