Anthology Short Story Competition

Entries are now invited

Woman with paper and pen thinking about her entry for the Anthology Short Story Competition

The Anthology Short Story Competition is now open for entries.

Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, this short story competition is open to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. There is no restriction on theme or style. Stories submitted must not exceed the maximum of 1,500 words. Writers can submit as many entries as they wish. Each submission will require a separate entry form and is subject to a separate entry fee.

It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to Anthology magazine or purchase a copy before submitting your work, so that you can see the type of material we publish. Subscriptions and single copies are available to purchase through our online shop.


Prizes

FIRST: The winner will receive a €1,000 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology. The winner will also receive a one-year subscription subscription to Anthology.

SECOND: €250

THIRD: €150


Submission Deadline & Entry Fees: 

  • Very Early Bird: €10 – up to 31 December 2022
  • Early Bird: €12 – up to 30 April 2023
  • Standard fee: €18 – up to 31 August 2023

Submit a Short Story


Terms and Conditions

  • To enter, submit an original, unpublished short story, written in English with a maximum of 1,500 words.
  • The closing date for receipt of entries is 31 August 2023 at midnight GMT.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit. Each submission will require a separate entry form and is subject to a separate entry fee.
  • All stories are judged anonymously and therefore the writer’s name must not appear on the short story itself. Name and contact details should be on the entry form only.
  • There is no restriction on theme or style.
  • There is no age limit.
  • Submissions will be judged on literary merit, originality and readability.
  • Once selected, the winner will be contacted by email or telephone.
  • Copyright remains with the author but Anthology reserves the right to be the first to publish or arrange a broadcast of winning story. The right to use the winning story to further publicise this award is also retained.
  • Submission of a written piece implies the author’s acceptance of the rules and conditions.
  • Prize money will be paid on publication of the winning Short Story in Anthology Magazine.

Previous Short Story Competition Winners

2021 Winner: Scenes From a Return Journey by Julian Vignoles

2020 Winner: Islands by Niamh Donnellan


 

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