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Fiction Factory: Short Story Competition

Article by Writing IE Admin © 28 February 2020 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Writing Competitions ).

Competition deadline: 31st March 2020

The competition is UK based but International entries are welcome.

Prizes: £150, £50 and £25. Winning stories will be published on the Fiction Factory website and in a later anthology.

Length of story: max 3,000 words
All types of stories are welcome (excluding Children’s and Young Adult Fiction).
Entry Fee: £6.00
Optional Critique £10


Tim Symonds, the author of five published novels, was born in Hampstead, London. He writes in a converted oast house in ‘Conan Doyle country’, near Rudyard Kipling’s old home in East Sussex. He is the author of five Sherlock Holmes detective novels. Journalist Mike Walker wrote of The Mystery of Einstein’s Daughter as “one of the finest historical mystery novel I’ve read”.

Terms and Conditions

  • The Competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over.
  • International entries are welcome but stories must be written in English.
  • Stories must be previously unpublished
  • Deadline: 15 March, 2020.
  • There is no minimum word count but your story must not exceed 3,000 words.
  • All genres will be accepted except Children’s and Young Adult Fiction
  • Entrants may submit as many stories as they wish, but each story must be submitted as a separate entry with another entry fee.
  • All work submitted must be the entrant’s own original writing, and should not have appeared in print or appear on a website (including blogs and social networking sites).
  • Winners will be announced in April 2020
  • The judge’s decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

See here for further information.