Run by Brick Lane Bookshop, this well-established short story competition has plenty on offer aside from the main cash prizes. The three prize winners will each receive a development meeting with a member of the Spread the Word team, a year’s membership to their London Writers Network, plus four free places for workshops and courses on their regular programme. The short story publisher Scratch Books is also offering editorial feedback for the top three authors, and a longlisted entry will be published in a print edition of The London Magazine.
The twelve longlisted stories will be published in Brick Lane Bookshop’s New Short Stories 2024 anthology. There are also 50 free entries available to those on a low income. See the competition site for details. Be sure to read and adhere to the terms of this comp (for instance entries must be in PDF format).