Here at Online Writing Tips, we love sharing our free advice that helps you craft your stories. It’s what makes us tick. But lately we’ve felt neglected—we know you’re out there writing fiction that captures the hilarious to the heart-breaking. The thing is, we don’t get to see it.
In light of this, we are delighted to announce the launch of the 2018 Online Writing Tips Short Fiction Prize. It’s free to enter and we are offering a mouth-watering £100 prize to the winner!
Please submit one short story of 1000-4000 words. We are looking for new fiction and therefore we cannot consider previously published work. We can accept only one entry per author. Submissions should be presented in standard manuscript format, double spaced, and in a 12 point font.
International entrants are welcome.
There is no theme. We simply want the stories that move us. We want fiction that makes us laugh or cry—or both. To get an idea of what we’re looking for, have a read of previous winners; here is the winner from 2016 and the winner from 2017.
We regret that we are unable to offer feedback on submissions or enter into correspondence regarding the judges’ decisions.
The winner of the Online Writing Tips Short Fiction Prize will be awarded £100, and the publication of their story at onlinewritingtips.com.
2nd place: £50
3rd place: £25
All prize money will be paid via PayPal.
Submissions should be e-mailed as word document attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on Thursday 31st May 2018. Please write “OWT Short Fiction Prize: Title of your piece” in the subject line. Feel free to introduce yourself in the body of the e-mail.
Keep an eye out to see if you make the shortlist. The shortlist and winners will be announced on this blog during the summer of 2018.