Monthly Short Story Contest

The 18th Short Story Contest 

Opening Date: 1st September 2021

Closing Date: 30th September 2021  (10:59pm GMT)

Winners Announced: 12th October 2021

Free to Enter

1 story permitted, each month

Maximum word count 1500

​Best Story: £20.00 Amazon Voucher (paid/sent 1st monthly) + publication online and hardcopy + .pdf

Selected stories will also be published in the SA .pdf and hardcopy version of the Booklet & Online

If you prefer your stories to not appear on the website you can Opt-Out of Online Publication by emailing us at

​JUDGE: Emily Dixon

All successful contributors will receive a free .pdf version of the booklet via email

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

​Stories must be typed in English and must be original.

Previously published is fine but remember to state credit/s.

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

Copyright remains with the author


Writers League Points Awarded

Entering any Monthly Short Story Contest = 1

Selected in any Monthly Short Story Contest = 2

Winning any Monthly Short Story Contest = 3