Prizes and Publishing Opportunities for Your Stories

Prizes and Publishing Opportunities for Your Stories

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Posted 2023-10-10 by Gayle Beveridge-Marienfollow

Tue 10 Oct 2023 - Sun 31 Dec 2023

Here they are; the last chance writing competitions for 2023. Have you been brave enough to enter a writing competition yet. Let 2023 be the year you take the plunge. These competitions are open for entries now! Writing competitions are great motivators. They give you a deadline to work towards and a prize to reward you for your efforts, should you be one of the winners. Enter something you’ve already written or pen something new. Remember, though, not winning might not mean your work isn’t good; some of these competitions attract more than a thousand entries, but if you would want to analyse what you might do better, look at the article ‘Why Didn’t My Story Win?’

So what are you waiting for, get those stories in before the 31st December 2023!


Before you send off your story, I recommend you go through this checklist. I cannot understate the importance of these key considerations and so I will always include them as a precursor to the competition list.
a) The following listings are summaries only and it is imperative that you always check the rules and terms and conditions on the competition website to ensure both you and your story are eligible to enter. For example, most competitions exclude previously published or awarded stories and some have regional or age limits.
b) Make sure you follow all the entry instructions, including those for formatting.
c) Proof read and edit your story before entering it. Make sure you check spelling and grammar.
d) Reading your work aloud is a helpful editing tool. Perhaps even have a friend or family member read it through; a second pair of eyes often sees what the first misses. Modern versions of Microsoft Word have a read aloud function.


e) Some competitions publish non-winning entries on their websites or in anthologies without remuneration. You may be quite happy to just have your story out there; there is nothing wrong with that, but be aware that the story is then ‘published’ which prevents entry into most other competitions.
f) Read previous winning entries if they are available. They will give some insight into what they seek, although many competitions have different judges with each passing year and each will have their own likes and dislikes.
g) Prices are correct at the time of writing but may change throughout the year. Ensure you check the websites.
h) If you want to brush up on your writing skills, you find there are a plethora of free courses on almost any writing topic. You can check these out in the article 73 Free Writing Courses You Can Do at Home.


Flash500
Full Details: https://flash500.com/
Country of Origin: UK
Open to: International Entries
Theme: Open
Word Count: to 500 words
Open for submissions: 1st October 2023
%5Submission Deadline:%% 31st December 2023
Expected Results Date: 6 weeks – Mid January 2024
Prizes: 1st £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100
Publication: On their website
%5Entry Fees:%% £5 for (1), £8 for (2), £11 for (3), £14 for (4)
Critique Offered: £15

Shooter Flash Monthly Rolling Flash Fiction Competition
Full Details: https://shooterlitmag.com/shooter-flash/
Country of Origin: UK
Open to: People writing in English
Theme: Open
Word Count: to 1,000
Open for entries: 1st November 2023
Submission Deadline: 31st December 2023
Expected Results Date: 31st January 2024
Prizes: £50 and publication
Publication: Website
Entry Fees: £3.50
Critique Offered: No



Short Story Substack – Palisatrium
Full Details: https://shortstory.substack.com/
Country of Origin: USA
Open to: Anybody writing in English
Theme: Open
Word Count: 6 words to 10,000 words
Open for entries: Ongoing
Submission Deadline: 31st December 2023
Expected Results Date: Mid-January 2024
Prizes: USD $100 plus 50% subscriptions
Publication: On the website
Entry Fees: No entry fee
Critique Offered: No

Write Time Over 60's Short Story Award
Full Details: https://writetime.org/competition-rules/
Country of Origin: UK
Open to: People over 60 years old internationally
Theme: Open
Word Count: to 1,500 words
Open for submissions: 1st October 2023
Submission Deadline: 31st December 2023
Expected Results Date: Mid-January 2024
Prizes: 1st £50, 2nd £25, 3rd £25
Publication: On the website and perhaps in an anthology
Entry Fees: £3 for (1), £5 for (2)
Critique Offered: No


Writing Magazine Grand Flash Prize 2023
Full Details: https://www.writers-online.co.uk/writing-competitions/grand-flash-prize-2023/
Country of Origin: UK
Open to: People writing in English
Theme: Open
Word Count: to 500 words
Open for submissions: Now
Submission Deadline: 31st December 2023
Expected Results Date: by 31st March 2024
Prizes: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd prize £150, 3rd prize £50
Publication: In Writing Magazine in 2024
Entry Fees: £16
Critique Offered: No


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