Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition 2019


Theme: Spooks

Word limit:  2,000


1st: £400

2nd: £250 

3rd: £100

Seven shortlisted: Publication in our annual anthology along with top three.

Entry fee: £8 per manuscript.  Entrants are welcome to submit multiple entries.  There is no limit to number of submissions, provided an entry fee has been paid for each.

 Deadline: 31st July 2019 for email entries, 16th July 2019 for postal entries.

Main Adjudicator: Piers Warren

Members Shield Challenge Adjudicator: Holly Ainley

International entries welcome.

We are looking for short stories written to theme of ‘spooks’.

Help and advice on how to interpret the theme and what our adjudicators was given at our official launch gala on 16th April 2019 at 19:30 pm at Chantry Hall, Norwich. If you were unable to attend, don’t worry, all the details can be found on the blog post.

Do you want to see the cover your story might be featured in? We recommend following us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. We’ll be revealing the cover very soon, so follow us to stay up to date.

The results will be announced first at our prize giving gala on Tuesday 15th October and then on the website and social media by 23:00 GMT.