How to… win a short story competition: from a judge and a winner

In case you don’t know, I thought I would introduce people to Thresholds, a fantastic site devoted to the short story.

Competitions are big. Have a look at the Thresholds market listings in case if you need convincing. It’s a regularly updated, chronologically organised, market news page.

However, it’s not just the amount of competition that seem to be increasing, they’re also a great way of increasing your chances of getting your name out there and having your work noticed. This is a link to a post I wrote for Thresholds on how to win such a thing. I speak to the Bristol Prize’s judge, Joe Melia, and Sarah Hilary, winner of the Sense Magazine competition.

Costa have introduced a new prize for the short story this year, with a £3,500 pot for the winning story and £750 for 2 runners up. The deadline is 4pm, Friday 7th September.

Click the link below to go to the article and get some tips before you enter – and good luck!

How to… win a short story competition: from a judge and a winner.

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