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Competition: The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2018

Article by Writing IE Admin © 7 December 2018 Writing.ie .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Writing Competitions ).

Competition deadline: 21st December 2018

Over the course of our long history, The London Magazine has published short stories by some of the most acclaimed writers of the form, from Jean Rhys to V. S. Pritchett. In our annual Short Story Prize, we seek out new voices to join them.
Established to encourage emerging literary talent, the award provides an opportunity for publication and recognition, as well as rewarding imagination, originality and creativity. At The London Magazine we are looking for work from writers around the world in any genre, the only guidelines being that the stories are previously unpublished, and at a maximum length of 2,500 words.
Terms and Conditions
Entry fee: £10 per short story | Student entry: £5 per story (entrants must submit their stories using a valid university email address).
Note: There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
Opening date: 1st October 2018 Closing Date: 21 December 2018
First Prize: £500
Second Prize: £300
Third Prize: £200
The story that wins first place will be published in a future print edition of The London Magazine. The second and third place stories will be published on our website. Prize winners will also be invited to a reception in London in early 2019.
  • The London Magazine will have the unrestricted right to publish winning submissions (including runners up) in the magazine and online.
  • Make sure to include your completed entry form with your submission if submitting by any means other than Submittable. This can be downloaded from our website and sent to us by email or post.
  • Please read our competition rules carefully before entering.  If you have any questions, please contact Robert at competition@thelondonmagazine.org.
  • If submitting by any means other than Submittable, please include a completed entry form.
  • All entries must never have been published, self-published, published on any website, blog or online forum, broadcast, nor have won or placed (as in 2nd, 3rd,, runner up etc) in any other competition.
  • It is advised that you should read a copy of The London Magazine before entering to familiarise yourself with the style of writing we are looking for.
  • There is no limit on the number of submissions per person.
  • Submissions can be written on any subject or theme.
  • The competitions are open worldwide unless stated otherwise.
  • Short stories can be up to 2,500 words in length (no flash fiction). The title is not included in the word count.
  • The London Magazine will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning submission (including runners up) in the magazine and online.
  • The London Magazine will have the unrestricted right to publish winning submissions (including runners up) in the magazine and online.
  • Submissions should be made through our submittable portal.
  • Entries must be in English.
  • The filename of email entries must be the author followed by the title of the story. It must be either a .doc, .docx, pdf or .txt file.
  • Entries must be labelled clearly with your name, address and email address on the front page.
  • No corrections can be made after receipt, nor fees refunded.
  • Entries should be typed in a standard font (Times New Roman suggested), 12pt font and left justified.
Submit here.