The Newcomer Prize for Short Stories
Over the years, the Newcomer Prize for Short Stories has brought us some wonderful writing and helped us to spread the message that we're always eager to read the work of new writers. However, we're no longer running the competition. We think we can better serve the writing community — and our readers — through our standard short story submission system, where we continue to welcome fiction from debut authors as well as more established ones.
Sending us a short story submission has some great advantages over entering the old competition:
- It costs much less than entering the competition (just £3, or free with the purchase of an anthology).
- You'll get a quicker response (we usually reply within two weeks).
- Your submission doesn't have to stand alone: if you choose to, you can include any supporting or background information in the synopsis field of the submission form. You can also send more than one story to give us a better idea of your overall work.
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