Just a few days left until the Deadline! 10th of January!
Polish those 300-word short-short stories and take your chance. Become a part of this wonderful community of writers and storytellers. Take the chance of winning the prize! Give your story a chance to be recognised.
Check out the 2018 Calendar from here LISP.
LISP judges are looking for strong and unique voices, check out the interviews with the judges on the website.
‘Originality must come from other resources: from one’s own voice, personality, character.’ Luis Pizarro, LISP judge.
‘Given that the story can only be 300 words, I am looking for something beyond the ephemeral, a story that will make an impression.’ James Kirchick, LISP judge.
‘LISP is based on creating a great community and, of course, all the writers who attend the competition will definitely be a part of this network. However, winners are winners, and they will have the greatest advantage. First of all, the prize and publication, and when you win a competition, it means that your pen has been recognised, which is a great feature for any writer. Not only while trying to reach agents or publishers, but also the personal satisfaction is priceless. Especially for young writers, it’s a way to build confidence.
As an award winner, I can also say that it helps you to improve. Now you see that you can write things that others appreciate as well, which encourages you to be even bolder.’ Ozge Gozturk, LISP founder.
London Independent Story Prize, LISP is holding a writing contest. Their aim is to discover extraordinary artistic approaches to story writing, stories that embrace the diversity of gender and culture whilst being brave and passionate. They are looking for unique and strong voices. BAME, Women, and LGBTQ are especially welcome. They’ll be delighted to read it and you could be in with a chance to win!
Entries can be sent through their website www.londonindependentstoryprize.co.uk
Follow their Facebook and Twitter @LIStoryPrize for the announcements.
Early Bird Deadline: 1st of January 2018
Submissions Close on 10th of January
Winner announcements, on 10th of February
Prizes: £100 First, £30 Second, £10 Third
Check their amazing judge list from this link.
The Lacomic Cup is a knockout comic short story competition – HeadStuff’s world cup of very, very brief comic fiction.
It’s free to compete.
To enter, all you have to do is write a 250-300 word (not a word over or under!) comic short story which ends with the same word, phrase or sentence that it started with.
The best 32 entries will be chosen to go forward to Round One. These 32 will be chosen by HeadStuff staff (all author names will be redacted during the decision making process).
The deadline for entries is May 24th
All details are here: http://www.headstuff.org/lacomic-cup/
Writing Maps, the illustrated posters with writing inspiration and story ideas, launches its 3rd monthly Writing Contest. The May contest coincides with the launch of the Writing Maps Box Set, and this month’s two winners will receive the box set, along with publication in A3, a new fold-out literary magazine to be published every six months. The first issue will appear in September 2014.
The challenge is to write a 150-word piece in response to the Prompt of the Month. May’s Writing Maps Writing Contest opens 17 May 2014. Deadline is: 24 May 2014. Yes, we’re the quickest contest in town! Click here to visit the site for submission guidelines and the May prompt.
April’s prompt was inspired by the new Write Up Your Street: A Neighbourhood Writing Map. The prompt was: Write about something someone told you about your neighbourhood: a rumour, an urban myth, an event, a local hero/villain, a landmark or a building that’s no longer there. Tell the story in their voice or your own, or the voice of a fictional narrator. The winning entries were: Mark Bicton’s “Grave Robbers” and Francesca Brooks’ “I Came to Find You”.
The deadline is looming for entries to the National Flash Fiction Youth Competition 2014. Please spread the word!
Details can be found at: http://flashfictionyouthcompetition.blogspot.co.uk/
Thanks and best wishes,
Ashley Chantler and Peter Blair, Editors, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine