PLEASE NOTE: The September maximum word count is 1000 - The October contest maximum word count will be 1500

August 2020

Monthly Short Story Contest


Opening Date: 1st August

Closing Date: 31st August (midnight GMT)

Winners Announced: 10th September

Free to Enter

​Best Story: £30 + publication - Selected stories will also be published in the SA .pdf and hardcopy version of the Booklet

​Submit 1 entry, per writer, per month via EMAIL

In the body of the email, type your name, title of your story and the word count.
Please attach your manuscript, with no identifying marks, in one of the following formats:
.doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt

  • Please do not send Poetry
  • Please do not use fancy fonts, colours or images
  • ​Please do not send .PNG files
  • Please do not send .PDF files
  • ​Place no identifying marks on the manuscript you upload

There is no set theme or subject matter - write what you like to write!

Copyright remains with the author