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 London Magazine’s Short Story Competition

Returning this September, we are proud to announce our Third Annual Short Story Competition.

The opening date for submissions is 1st September 2014 and the closing date is 31st October 2014.

As usual, the winner will be published in a future issue of The London Magazine and the runners up will be published on the website.

The winners will also be announced at a champagne reception at the House of Commons in early 2015. The event will be a fantastic networking opportunity.

Entry fee: £10 per short story

Judges: Polly Samson and Harriet Kline

We welcome entrants from across the world  and there is no limit to the amount of short stories you can submit.

It is strongly advised that you read our publication before entering the competition in order to be familiar with the type of work we would usually publish.

The current issue can be ordered for £6.95 or for £2.95 on Amazon Kindle. Both of which can be purchased here.

The following short stories are available for free on our website:

Flowers by Mark Godfrey

The Golden Hour by Frances Gapper

Downstream the Water Darkens by David Frankel 

Salt Water by Lane Ashfieldt 

Rules and other information is available here.

Good luck!