Creative writing prize: City Academy Short Story Writing Competition 2022


01 August 2022
This year the first prize has been increased to £1,500

The City Academy Short Story Competition is inviting entries of short stories in any style by a previously unpublished writer.

The winner will receive £1,500 and a £300 City Academy Voucher. Two runners up will each receive a free writing course of their choice. All three winners will be published online. Three further shortlisted writers will receive written feedback from the judging panel, which consists of Freddie Machin, Merrie Joy Williams and Melanie Spencer.

Once they have registered, entrants will receive a series of eight writing prompt emails.

Enter original, unpublished stories up to 4,000 words.

The entry fee is £15. Each writer may submit one entry.

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The closing date is 5 September.

For full details see the website.


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