Creative writing prize: The Dorothy Dunnett/HWA Short Story Competition 2024


27 March 2024
The contest for short historical fiction has a £500 first prize

The competition, from the Historical Writers' Association and the Dorothy Dunnett Society, is inviting entries of original, unpublished short stories set at least 35 years in the past.

The winner will receive £500 and mentoring from an author/agent, and their story will be published in Whispering Gallery and on Two runners up will receive mentoring, and all six shortlisted entries will be published as an ebook/print on demand book by the HWA and Dorothy Dunnett Society. Each shortlisted writer will receive two print copies.

Enter original, unpublished short fiction up to 3,500 words.

The entry fee is £5.

The closing date is 1 July.

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