Creative writing competition: Globe Soup Genre Smash 2023


05 September 2023
Entrants are randomly assigned genres to write their mash-up stories in the £1,000 prize

The Globe Soup Genre Smash competition is for original, unpublished short stories up to  5,000 words that mash up two different genres.

The genre pairings are: Western + Horror; Regency + Thriller; Alternative History + Fantasy; Urban + Fairy Tale; Isekai + Crime, and Dystopian + Romance. Genre pairings are randomly allocated to entrants when they buy their tickets.

The winner will receive £1,000.

The entry fee is £5/£9 late entry.

The closing date is 23 October.

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For full details see the website.


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