Friday, October 07, 2011

Global Short Story Competition tops the 40 country mark

The Global Short Story Competition has announced that the number of countries from which it has received entries has topped 40. Launched three and a half years ago, the competition runs every month with a £100 first prize and a £25 prize for highly commended writers.
Currently approaching £7,000 in prize money handed out, the competition has had winners, commended and shortlisted writers from all over the world. Each month’s competition is judged by Fiona Cooper, an author in North-East England, where the competition’s organisers are based.
Organiser John Dean said: “We have had stories from every corner of the world, which delights us because the competition was established to encourage authors across the planet. We wanted to encourage writers whose voices were yet to be heard. The fact that we have had stories from so many countries shows just what a global competition it has become.
“One thing that pleases us is to see writers who have enjoyed success in our competition go on to secure success in other competitions or have their work published. A number of them have told us that it was the encouragement of doing well in the Global Short Story Competition that gave them the extra confidence they needed.”
The competition is run by Certys Limited, which is based in Darlington, County Durham. The company also runs a free social networking site for authors at, including free competitions.
The competition can be entered via

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