26th February 2018
'Time for Dancing'
'You Are Not Baba Yaga'
13th January 2018
Fingers Crossed - Sandra Davies
Nothing to Do in August - Lou Allison
We Named Her Tabitha - Erin Kirsh
Honourable mention: Dying Together - Summer Jackson
Gardening Tips from Yuri Gagarin - Sherry Morris
Grief Holes - Rod Miller
Time for Dancing - Benjamin Newgard
Honourable mention: Fingernails - Emily Viall
Mestengo - Rod Miller
What Wolfman Knew - Charles Leipart
You Are Not Baba Yaga - Michael Fertik
Honourable mention: Future Past Associates - Karen Eisenbery
22nd December 2017
A Bona Fide Social Worker
John Came Home Different
Nothing to Do in August
The Girl from Magadan
The Knife (A Gift from Dachau)
We Named Her Tabitha
Gardening Tips from Yuri Gagarin
Time for Dancing
The Woman Who Loved Trees
Future Past Associates
What Wolfman Knew
You Are Not Baba Yaga
Dear Lovely Entrants,
We have been flooded with your talent, stories & creative perspectives and
we are very proud of you all. However, we have slightly over-estimated ourselves as far as timings go and offer our sincere apologies. Even Hodderscape had to push back their announcement dates for their submissions so we are in good company.
At present we are a small team and we take our reading very seriously and so, to do our authors (that's YOU!) and your stories justice, we are going to ask you for some more time to come to our final decisions.
The new timings are as follows:
There will be a published long list & short-list and successful entrants will be contacted and announced before or during DECEMBER 2017. Our first, second and third prize-winners will be announced during or before the end of March 2018.
Thank you SO much for bearing with us and for your patience and understanding
We are very grateful!
Tabby and Laura
The competition is now closed.
We've had over 100 entries which is absolutely staggering.
Our massive thanks to all the talented writers who subbed.
WE HAVE A LOT OF READING TO DO.
Bear with us and check here regularly for updates & news.
Oscar, Tabby & Laura
September 2, 2017
The competition will be open for submissions from 1st January 2017.
We are delighted to announce our inaugural Short Story Competition for 2017 and to welcome Lesley Glaister winner of the Jerwood Prize for fiction and one the finest novelists of our time, to judge the entries.
We have 3 categories. Micro, Flash and Short Fiction. There will be one winner from
each category who will win:
A cash prize of $100.00
Prominence in the resulting published anthology.
One each of our gorgeous Imprint bookmarks.
A free reading of their novel/novella/poetry chapbook.
Four free copies of the print edition of the winner's anthology.
The successful stories printed on our Winner's Page.
There is a reasonable entry fee for all submissions.
Micro up to 300 words USD 3.00 entry fee
Flash up to 1000 words USD 3.00 entry fee
Short Fiction up to 5000 words USD 3.00 entry fee
We do ask that there are no identifying marks on the uploaded files, this is to ensure all entries can be judged blind.
Your entry must be sent through our Submittable Portal with a short covering letter, brief biographical statement (and any publishing credits) which should be under 500 words in total.
RETURNS/CHANGES: No corrections can be made after submission, nor fees refunded after entry. If you wish to make changes to your story you may re-submit paying another entry fee. No reimbursement will be made for stories that are disqualified for being inconsistent with the Terms and Conditions.
COPYRIGHT: All stories submitted must be original, fictional, and entirely the author’s own work, and not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party and not be defamatory of any living person or corporate body. Entries must be in the entrant’s own name.
SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSION: We respectfully ask that stories should not be entered into other competitions while the judging process is underway unless you receive a rejection notification. After finalists are announced in October 2017, stories that have been eliminated from the Stirling Robyns Short Story Contest 2017 may be submitted
to other competitions.
PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS: We do accept stories that have been published on a Word Press, Blogger, Facebook or writing group page as long as they are low-traffic sites and the rights are owned by the author.
The competition will be open for entries from 9.00 am (GMT) January 1st, 2017 and will close at Midnight (GMT) on August 31st, 2017.
There will be a published long list & short-list and successful entrants will be contacted and announced before in during DECEMBER 2017. The first, second and third prize-winners will be announced during or before JANUARY 2018.
All the shortlisted entries will be invited to be part of the winning print anthology published by Stirling Robyns Publishing.
We wish you the best of luck!