Competition details

  • The competition is currently CLOSED. 

  • There is no theme and all subjects are welcomed

  • The story must be unpublished. If the story is published or accepted for publication during the competition, please inform me

  • Only one short story per entrant is accepted

  • Entries must be written in English

  • Entries must be typed and submitted by email as an attached Word document

  • Stories are judged 'blind', so the name of the author must not appear anywhere on the document itself

  • Entries must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words long, including the title. A story over or under this length will be disqualified

  • £7 entry fee must be paid via PayPal in advance of story submission. Without payment the story will not be accepted

  • The email must include your name, the title of your story, and your PayPal email address, if different from the one you are sending from

Prizes

  • £800 first prize and story published on website

  • £400 second prize and story published on website

  • £200 third prize and story published on website

  • All ten shortlisted stories will be published on website

  • 7 shortlisted stories not in the top 3 will receive £40 each in prize money

  • The titles of the twenty longlisted stories will be published on website

How to enter

  • Pay the £7 entry fee using the PayPal button below

  • Email casshortstorycompetition@gmail.com attaching your story as a Word document, it should be in a clear font, at least 12p and double spaced

  • Include your name, story title and PayPal email address in the email

  • Do not include your name on the story document itself, only the title

Deadlines and Dates

  • The competition CLOSED on 1st July at midnight.

  • Longlist of 20 titles (but not authors) will be published on August 1st 

  • Shortlist of 10 titles (but not authors) will be published August 7th 

  • Winning three titles will be published on August 14th, and all 10 shortlisted stories and authors will appear on the website on this date