Creative writing competition: Writers' & Artists' Short Story Prize


25 November 2019
Win a place on a residential Arvon course in the annual W&A prize for short fiction

Enter original, unpublished short stories up to 2,000 words to win a place on a residential Arvon creative writing course worth £1,000. The winning story will be published on the Writers' and Artists' website.

Any writer, published or unpublished, may enter. Entries should be aimed at adult readers.

Entry is free. All entrants must be registed on the Writers' & Artists' website.

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The closing date is 13 February.

For full details see the website.


Short stories are a great place to play with ideas about form and structure. Looking for inspiration? Read these three classic short stories that experiment with unusual structures.