Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Global story competition approaches £5,000 in prize money awarded

The team behind the Global Short Story Competition are approaching the £5,000 mark in prize money awarded to writers across the planet.

Certys Limited, based in Darlington, North East England, has been running the competition every month for almost three years. Winners and shortlisted stories have come from all over the world, ranging from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the United States to the United Arab Emirates, Finland, India, Singapore, Croatia and Trinidad and Tobago.

When the team announce the winners of the September competition, which closes at the end of the month, the prize money will top £5,000. Details of the competition can be found at

The team also runs a free social networking site for authors (complete with free flash fiction competition) which can be found at

Competition administrator, the crime novelist John Dean, said: “We know that most writers are not in it for the money but to receive a cheque for something you have written remains one of the great thrills of an author’s life. We are delighted that we have afforded that experience to so many of the writers who have entered our competitions.”

The company also recently published its first anthology, featuring winning stories from the competition’s first year. Copies can be bought from

* Further information is available from John Dean on

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