Creative writing prize: The HWA Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition


19 June 2020
Win a £500 first prize for stories set at least 35 years in the past

The competition is for original, unpublished historical fiction in any genre, up to 3,500 words. All stories must be set at least 35 years in the past.

The winner will receive £500 and mentoring sessions from an author and agent. The winning story will be published in Whispering Gallery and on

Winning and shortlisted stories will be published as an ebook by the HWA and Dorothy Dunnett Society. Each shortlisted author will receive £25 and two copies.

Winners and shortlisted writers will be invited to an awards ceremony in London in November. It is hoped that the ceremony will go ahead but the organisers will be guided by what is sensible and practical.

The entry fee is £5.

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The closing date is 31 July 2020.

For full details see the website.


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