Deadline Day is Coming! London Independent Story Prize

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.

The end of the world…and a new direction for short story site

After a successful year and a bit, England’s Future History  is ending the world!

For our March 31st, 2017 deadline, we’re looking for stories set in the year 2150 that provide a world (or country) ending story.

It could be nuclear war, zombie apocalypse, a virus or just the general break down of society. The choice is yours. All we ask is that after this story, England will be a totally different country.

We’d like to try and tie in some of the other stories, though you don’t have to.

So what’s next I hear you call?

Well, once the world has ended, we plan to rebuild it.

People have really gotten behind the concept. We’ve had dozens of great entries and thousands of visitors to the site. We want to continue it but with a fresh start.

The first step will be publishing all the stories on the site in an ebook. This will come with an introduction by yours truly and (hopefully) some nice illustrations. We’re hoping to make this free as well.

After that, we’re going to start from fresh – no timeline, just your ideas.

Though there will be a few more rules to follow. The main one will be that we’re going to have themed entry periods. So, for example, we might have one for political-based stories or healthcare inspired tales. More on those in the future.

What it means for the short term is that we’re asking for new stories that will end the world. Deadline is March 31, 2017.

Check out the updated Submissions page for details on format, word limits and emails. Or email submission and questions to englandsfuturehistory@gmail.com.

Ann Summers’ Erotic Fiction Writing Competition

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To celebrate the upcoming film release of Fifty Shades of Grey, Ann Summers is running an Erotic Fiction Writing Competition.

How to enter

As a brand focused on female empowerment, Ann Summers has reversed the roles and want to hear what happens when women take charge in steamy stories inspired by personal experiences or fantasies.

Your story will need to be within 750-1,000 words based on the above theme.

See Ann Summers site for more details on how to submit your entry.

Prizes

The overall winner will receive a £1,000 cash prize  and two runners up have the chance to win £500 each – plus Ann Summers goodies to make some of those bedroom fantasies reality! The winning stories will also be shared with thousands on the Ann Summers site.

Judges

On the judging panel are Ann Summers CEO, Jacqueline Gold; erotic fiction author and editor of Cliterati.co.uk, Emily Dubberley and founder of KillingKittens.com (club for the sexual elite), Emma Sayle.

 

The deadline is 23rd January 2015 so put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards) and write us your steamy story.

 

Good luck!