Fish Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: Top ten stories will be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2020.  1st: €3,000 plus 5 day Short Story Workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival. 2nd: A week at Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat and €300.  3rd: €300. 7 Honourable Mentions €200 each.Looking for: Short stories up to 5,000 words. Entry fee: €20 for the first, €10 thereafter. Website: https://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/short-story-contest Aeon Award Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: €1,000, €200, €100 plus publication in Albedo One! Entry fee: €8.50. Looking for: Short stories up to 10,000 in any speculative fiction genre. Website: http://www.albedo1.com/aeon-award/ Writers Bureau Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: 1st Place - £300; 2nd Place - £200; 3rd Place - £100. Plus, each winner can choose a Writers Bureau course worth over £374. Entry fee: £5 per submission or three entries for £10! Looking for: A story, on any theme, in less than 500 words (not including the title). Further details: Winners will be published on the competition website. Website: www.wbcompetition.com Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2020 Closing date: 2nd December 2019. Prizes: The winner of the competition will receive £1,000 and will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year. Entry fee: £15.00 per story. Looking for: A piece in any genre in no more than 1,000 words. Further details: Stories must be suitable to be read in the sensitive environment of a hospital setting. Website: https://www.interactstrokesupport.org/ssc2020 Wild Words Winter Writing Competition Closing date: 21st December 2019. Prizes: publication on the Wild Words website and social media platforms, plus an hour long 1-1 mentoring session. Entry fee: Looking for: a 1,000 piece of work written or oral non-fiction (or fiction) inspired by one of four quotes (see website). Website: http://www.wildwords.org/competition The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 6th January 2020. Prizes: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50. Entry fee £6 by PayPal or by Cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques a further £12. Entry requirements: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Results announced by the end of January 2020. Prize winners published on the Henshawpress website and in our next Anthology. Email: editor@henshawpress.com URL of competition page: http://henshawpress.co.uk Historical Fiction Competition Closing date: 15th January 2020. Prizes: First prize is £200, plus publication in a future Writing Magazine special, with £50 and website publication for second. Entry fee: £ 6.00. Looking for: Any era, any theme, but your story for this special one-off competition must fall under the general umbrella of historical fiction. Further details: For the purposes of this competition, we’re defining historical fiction as anything over fifty years ago. Website: https://www.writers-online.co.uk/writing-competitions/historical-fiction-competition/ The 15 Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/2020 Closing date: 7th February 2020. Prizes: Amounts vary, depending on age of entrant, between £12 and £25 for first prize. See website for more details. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short stories and poems that explore new worlds. Further details: Competition theme is 'New World'. Website: https://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk/competitions Writers' & Artists' Short Story Competition Closing date: 13th February 2020. Prizes: a place on one of Arvon's residential writing courses (worth £1000). Entry fee: Free. Looking for: a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words. Website: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions Winter Short Story Competition Closing date: 29th February, 2020 (Opens 1st December 2019) Prizes: 1st - £400; 2nd - £300; 3rd - £200. Entry fee: £5.00. Looking for: 3,000 words maximum, no minimum. Further details: Most genres accepted: fiction, science fiction, non-fiction. Website: https://www.mtp.agency/competition Writers' Retreat UK Short, Short Story Competition Closing date:  29th February, 2020. Prizes:   First   prize   is   £200   and   free   retreat   place.   2nd   –   £100,   plus   50%   discount   for   an   available Writer’s   Retreat   UK   retreat.   3rd   –   £50,   plus   50%   discount   for   an   available   Writer’s   Retreat   UK retreat. 6 additional merit prizes of £15 will be awarded. Entry fee: £15 to enter but early bird fee of £10. Looking for: Any genre, 250-1000 words. Further   details:   All   entrants   get   a   code   for   our   short   story   app   which   includes   an   additional   free- to-enter micro fiction competition. All winning entries go into a published anthology. Website: writersretreatuk.co.uk/competitions

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Fish Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: Top ten stories will be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2020.  1st: €3,000 plus 5 day Short Story Workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival. 2nd: A week at Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat and €300.  3rd: €300. 7 Honourable Mentions €200 each.Looking for: Short stories up to 5,000 words. Entry fee: €20 for the first, €10 thereafter. Website: https://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/short- story-contest Aeon Award Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: €1,000, €200, €100 plus publication in Albedo One! Entry fee: €8.50. Looking for: Short stories up to 10,000 in any speculative fiction genre. Website: http://www.albedo1.com/aeon-award/ Writers Bureau Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: 1st Place - £300; 2nd Place - £200; 3rd Place - £100. Plus, each winner can choose a Writers Bureau course worth over £374. Entry fee: £5 per submission or three entries for £10! Looking for: A story, on any theme, in less than 500 words (not including the title). Further details: Winners will be published on the competition website. Website: www.wbcompetition.com Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2020 Closing date: 2nd December 2019. Prizes: The winner of the competition will receive £1,000 and will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year. Entry fee: £15.00 per story. Looking for: A piece in any genre in no more than 1,000 words. Further details: Stories must be suitable to be read in the sensitive environment of a hospital setting. Website: https://www.interactstrokesupport.org/ssc2020 Wild Words Winter Writing Competition Closing date: 21st December 2019. Prizes: publication on the Wild Words website and social media platforms, plus an hour long 1-1 mentoring session. Entry fee: Looking for: a 1,000 piece of work written or oral non-fiction (or fiction) inspired by one of four quotes (see website). Website: http://www.wildwords.org/competition The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 6th January 2020. Prizes: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50. Entry fee £6 by PayPal or by Cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques a further £12. Entry requirements: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Results announced by the end of January 2020. Prize winners published on the Henshawpress website and in our next Anthology. Email: editor@henshawpress.com URL of competition page: http://henshawpress.co.uk Historical Fiction Competition Closing date: 15th January 2020. Prizes: First prize is £200, plus publication in a future Writing Magazine special, with £50 and website publication for second. Entry fee: £ 6.00. Looking for: Any era, any theme, but your story for this special one-off competition must fall under the general umbrella of historical fiction. Further details: For the purposes of this competition, we’re defining historical fiction as anything over fifty years ago. Website: https://www.writers-online.co.uk/writing- competitions/historical-fiction-competition/ The 15 Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/2020 Closing date: 7th February 2020. Prizes: Amounts vary, depending on age of entrant, between £12 and £25 for first prize. See website for more details. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short stories and poems that explore new worlds. Further details: Competition theme is 'New World'. Website: https://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk/competitions Writers' & Artists' Short Story Competition Closing date: 13th February 2020. Prizes: a place on one of Arvon's residential writing courses (worth £1000). Entry fee: Free. Looking for: a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words. Website: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions Winter Short Story Competition Closing date: 29th February, 2020 (Opens 1st December 2019) Prizes: 1st - £400; 2nd - £300; 3rd - £200. Entry fee: £5.00. Looking for: 3,000 words maximum, no minimum. Further details: Most genres accepted: fiction, science fiction, non-fiction. Website: https://www.mtp.agency/competition Writers' Retreat UK Short, Short Story Competition Closing date:  29th February, 2020. Prizes:   First   prize   is   £200   and   free   retreat   place.   2nd –   £100,   plus   50%   discount   for   an   available   Writer’s Retreat   UK   retreat.   3rd   –   £50,   plus   50%   discount   for an   available   Writer’s   Retreat   UK   retreat.   6   additional merit prizes of £15 will be awarded. Entry fee: £15 to enter but early bird fee of £10. Looking for: Any genre, 250-1000 words. Further   details:   All   entrants   get   a   code   for   our   short story   app   which   includes   an   additional   free-to-enter micro fiction competition. All winning entries go into a published anthology. Website: writersretreatuk.co.uk/competitions

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