National Short Story Competition 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Competition.

Entry to the National Short Story Competition 2018 is NOW OPEN.

Last day for entries: Wednesday 28th February 2018.

We know from previous years that writers like to have a prompt that gives a guide but doesn’t tie you down too much, so this year we’re asking you to Choose a Season. It can be any kind of story in any genre, as long as your chosen season plays an important part.

There will be three main prizes –
£200, £100 and £50 –
plus five runners-up prizes.

The story must contain no more than 2,000 words excluding the title.

All writers will retain the copyright to their entry/entries and the top three stories will be published on the NWC website. Winners will also receive a small certificate with the judge’s comments on the back.

Associate Members get a £2 per story discount and if you’d like details, they’re all on our Membership page.

Happy writing.

Our Judge

Fran worked as a professional librarian before becoming a full-time writer fifteen years ago. She writes regularly for Woman’s Weekly, My Weekly and other magazines both in the UK and internationally. Her first published story appeared in ‘You’ magazine in South Africa. She has won and been runner up in a number of national writing competitions and her work has featured in numerous anthologies, the most recent being ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn’, a charity anthology for ‘Make a Wish Foundation’ based upon the Ernest Hemmingway very short story.

Fran also writes under a pseudonym, and has had a novella and many stories traditionally published under her alter ego’s name.

She has judged a number of writing competitions and enjoys the always difficult task of deciding upon a winner.

Fran lives in West London with her family and her hobbies include eavesdropping and people-watching – for entirely professional reasons, naturally.

Register Interest in Competition

To download the entry details and register your interest in the competition please complete this form.

If you have any questions, please contact us. Good luck.

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Don’t worry, your details will be used solely by Nottingham Writers’ Club and will not be passed on to any third party.

Submit your entry for the National Short Story Competition 2018 NOW.

Last day for entries: Wednesday 28th February 2018.