Thursday, July 31, 2014

Story competition goes quarterly

The team behind the Global Short Story Competition has announced that it is going quarterly.

Begun more than six years ago, the competition has until now run on a monthly basis but has switched to one which runs for three months at a time, with the new one running from August 1 to October 31, 2014.

The prizes continue to be £100 for the first prize and a £25 prize for highly commended writers. The entry fee remains £5.
The competition, which has topped £11,000 in prize money handed out, has had entries from more than 60 countries over the years.

Each competition is judged by Fiona Cooper, an author in North-East England, where the competition’s organisers Inscribe Media are also based.
Competition administrator John Dean said: “It was becoming a little too challenging to sustain the competition on a monthly basis but we think writers will respond to the idea of a quarterly one that continues to seek out and showcase the very best of new talent worldwide.”

The competition, which has been supported by best-selling author Bill Bryson since it was established six and a half years ago, can be entered at

* There is plenty of time to enter Inscribe Media’s latest free flash fiction competition at its Facebook page at or accessed through

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