Olga Sinclair Prize 2020



This competition was formerly the Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition. It has now been shortened to the Olga Sinclair Prize.

Theme: News

Word limit:  2,000


1st: £500

2nd: £250

3rd: £100

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

Entry fee: £9 for 1 entry. 2 or more entries £7 each.

There is no limit to number of submissions, provided an entry fee has been paid for each.

 Deadline: 31st July 2020.

Main Adjudicator: Keiron Pim

Members Shield Challenge Adjudicator: Amanda Addison

International entries welcome. All entries must be in English.

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

NOTE: Due to Covid-19, we will not be accepting postal entries this year. EMAIL ONLY.

If you were unable to attend our official virtual launch gala on 21st April 2020, the event page is still up and you can still watch the videos from our adjudicators for help and advice on what makes a winning entry.:


You can also view all the videos here:


Before submitting your entry, please check our terms and conditions page first.