Hastings Literary Festival Short Story Competition

     Category:  Prose
     Deadline:  June 30, 2018  (expired!)
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    Hastings Literary Festival Short Story Competition

    The Hastings Literary Festival, a not-for-profit independent literary festival primarily aimed at writers but enjoyable and informative for all who love reading and writing, has now opened their Short Story Competition 2018.

    Submit short stories up to 1,500 words (not including titles or page numbers) on the theme of ‘Conquest’. Entries will only be accepted by email as a PDF document, which should be typed 1.5 line spaced, 12pt font, in English.

    Authors may enter more than one story.

    Entry fee is 5 GBP (approx. 7 USD) per story.


    Open to anyone worldwide.


    First Prize is 200 GBP (approx. 277 USD) to spend with Retreat West. The runner-up will receive a selection of books, a trophy and a place on a Hastings LitFest 2019 workshop.

    The results will be announced at a prize ceremony to take place at Hastings Pier on Sunday 2nd September, 2018. All 20 longlisted entries will receive written feedback from the judge.

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