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Short story Competitions 2021 is a curated list of contests that are open to writers all over the world, practically in the short story genre.

Short Story Competitions 2021



Short story Competitions 2021 is a curated list of contests that are open to writers all over the world, practically in the short story genre.



Often, there are no restrictions as to who can enter the contests.



The short story Competitions 2021 list are gathered from many websites and blogs, and other writing platforms. This is to ensure writers have some opportunities available for them to grab.



Interested writers are however advised to read the submission guidelines before submitting to the short story Competitions. Failure to do so, might result in disqualification.


Note: The Short Story Competitions 2022 list will be updated from time to time.


List Of Short Story Competitions 2021

AUGUST 2021 SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS


  • VAL WOOD & YORKSHIRE PRIZE 2021
Writers' entries are now being accepted for the Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing 2021: Now & Then. The theme for the competition has been chosen to mark the end of lockdown and reflect times of positive change. 


In addition to the Val Wood Prize 2021, the Yorkshire Prize 2021 is also going to held.


 The contest is organized annually, with the organizers and the judges receiving overwhelming amounts of submission from writers.


However, according to the organizers, they've decided to celebrate local talents. Thus, the reason for splitting the competition into two in order to allow entries to the category of choice.



 Guidelines & Requirements:
There is no required theme.

Poetry will not be considered for the prizes.

The competition is only open to writers who are above 16 years of age.

Entry Fee: Free.

Prize: £100.and publication.

Deadline: August 28, 2021.




THE HIDDEN BEAST AWARD
UK SCRIPTWRITING COMPETITION FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED WRITERS

The Hidden Beast Award is a scriptwriting and development contest which involves the production of short film script in collaboration with Gentle Beasts. 


Guidelines & Requirements:

1 submission, plus a biography not exceeding 150 words, per candidate.

Entrants must be 17 years and above. Must alos be a UK resident.

Script submissions must be no longer than 15 pages. 

It is a short film award for shorts with a 10-15 minute run time.

Entry Fee: Free

Prize: Development, Production & screening of winning script worth £4000.

Deadline: August 20, 2021.




  • PERISCOPE LITERARY FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Writers are asked to create original flash fiction on the theme of ‘Genius'. 


Guidelines & Requirements:

Maximum submission of three pieces may be entered for consideration. Maximum word count is 400.

They are seeking fun prose from astute angles.
 They are  looking for astounding objectivity, clever perspectives and a keen sense of awareness in a fun flash.

All works must be in English language.

Entry Fee: £6

Prize: more than $800 and publication.

Deadline: August 30, 2021.





  • TCK PUBLISHING SHORT STORY AWARDS CONTEST

The TCK Publishing Short Story Contest is an international short story contest established in 2021. Each year’s prizewinner receives a $1,000 honorarium and publication of his or her short story on the TCK Publishing website.


Guidelines & Requirements:

Max word count is 3,000.

Entry Fee: $12

Prize: : $1,000 and publication.

Deadline: August 31, 2021.




  • NAWG OPEN SHORT STORY AND POETRY COMPETITION

The NAWG Open Short Story and Poetry Competition is now open to everyone for interested writers to submit their works. 
Categories are Short Story and Poetry. 

Guidelines & Requirements:

Short story: 500-200 words max word count.

 Poetry: 40 lines maximum.

Entry Fee: $5

Prize:  more than $200

Deadline: August 31, 2021.





October 2021 Short Story Competitions

The Writer 2021 Short Story Contest | 100 Word Contest


The writer has announced the submission for its Short Story Contest open for writers. Writers are to read the submission guidelines and follow it strictly to avoid disqualification.

The submission guidelines for the writer short story contest is prescribed in PDF format. Interested writers can download the guidelines on the website.

A link for the download is under the post

Deadline: October 5, 2021





November 2021 Short Story Competitions

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is one of the most anticipated literary contests in the Commonwealth countries, most especially in Africa. The literary contest has been reputed for its contribution to support writers' works and the ability to give wide publicity based on its large audience.

Surprisingly, the literary contest has been ongoing for ten years now.


The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022 is now announced open for writers to submit their best work inorder to contest for a cash prize worth more than $5,000.


Deadline : November 1, 2021.








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