National Short Story Competition 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Competition.

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.

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.

If you are entering online, a link to the competition entry page will be available here from the 1st February 2018.