If you are seeking a well-run and trusted short story competition with a tasty £1,000 top prize (plus a free creative writing course), the Creative Writing Ink Short Story Competition could be just the ticket. With two runners-up prizes of £200 and a reasonable entry fee of £9, this theme-free competition always proves popular. They use Submittable.com for all entries, which can be both reassuring and generally hassle-free.
The judge is award-winning writer, researcher and creative writing tutor Dr Lucie Brownlee who is a Northern Writers’ Award for Fiction winner for her novel The Song of Annie Chapman and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Newcastle University. The results will be announced on 15th November 2023.