october, 2019

31oct1:00 am1:00 amEarlyworks Short Story CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £5
Max word count: 8,000
Top Prize: £200, publication

Event Details


  • The competition is open to anyone over 16.
  • The best entries will be published, and their authors will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology. 10-20 will be included, depending on length and quality. All winners will be offered further copies at a reduced price.
  • Closing date 31 October 2019. Winners will be notified in January 2020.
  • Entry fee £5 per story up to 4000 words. £10 for over 4000. Maximum 8000 words.
  • Stories must be the work of the entrant, previously unpublished, and not simultaneously entered for other competitions.
  • The judges’ decision is final. No discussion will be entered into.
  • Entries are not returnable and cannot be acknowledged without SAE marked for that purpose.
  • Copyright remains with the author although Earlyworks Press reserves the right to publish winning entries in a competition anthology in 2019.
  • Submission of work will be taken as acceptance of rules and conditions.


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