Monday, 2 March 2015

Highlands AND Islands Short Story Competition - July 31st 2015 #writing #contest #competition

For our 2015 Competition we are pleased to announce that we will also be offering a small Flash Fiction Prize...details to come soon.
Closing date will be


Please read the rules carefully.


Send entry with cheque made out to HISSAC to: 20 Lochslin Place, Balintore, Easter Ross, Scotland IV20 1UP
If you would like acknowledgement of arrival, please include SAE


Pay using the Paypal or Credit/Debit Card facility using the Cart system at the bottom of this page, then send your story as an attachment (.doc .docx .pdf) to:


Pay using the Paypal or Credit/Debit Card facility using the Cart system at the bottom of this page, then when the transaction is complete click on the Return to HISSAC link and you will directed to the submissions page where you can upload your story

IMPORTANT: We are aware there was a problem last year submitting multiple entries, with the page only allowing you to upload one. We hope to have that glitch fixed shortly. In the meantime, if you wish to submit 3 stories please use the multiple entry option, upload one and send the other two as attachments, and do please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.


Closing date each year: 31st July

Maximum Word Count: 2,500

Entry Fee: £5 per story or 3 stories for £12

The theme is open, with no link to Scotland needed by either entrant or theme

We enjoy both conventional and unusual story lines, and positively encourage the latter

Stories must not have been previously published or won earlier awards

A short list will be posted on the website at the start of October, and the winner announced on 1stNovember

This is a competition for amateur writers, meaning people who don't earn their living from writing and who are not professionally published in any major capacity; if in doubt please contact us before entering

Please do not put your name on the story itself, but include a contact sheet with name, contact details and story title

All entries should be single-sided & double-spaced, using a plain 12 point font

If sending by post, please use paperclips not staples

PAYPAL buttons and cart are at the bottom of the page.


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