Sunday 25 March 2018

Limnisa Short Story Competition 2018

Entries on the subject of anything known to man, set in past, present or future, yet somehow involving ​PLASTIC.

Love it or hate it but use it, insert it however you wish, to make a momentous story told in compelling style.

Good luck- first prize is a week for writing at Limnisa in 2018 or 2019 !

Rules of the competition​

​Entries to be-in English - unpublished

fiction of up to 1500 words (500 words minimum)

submitted by Sunday midnight 15th April 2018

only one story per person

open to anyone worldwide except for relatives or friends of the judges

sent by email to:

as a word document (doc or docx) or PDF in Arial or Times New Roman.

no headers or footers

the title on the first page but not the author's name

accompanied by an email with the author’s full name and email address and the title of the story.

entrance is FREE provided you LIKE our Limnisa Facebook page or FOLLOW us on Twitter, and SHARE the competition page on social media.

ENTRY IS FREE, but for an optional fee of £30 you can be supplied with a professional evaluation of your story.

Judges: These prefer to remain anonymous but will include published authors and publishers’ editors as well as a cross section of general readers.

The judges' verdict will be final.

The winning stories will be announced, 1st July 2018

Winners will be contacted by e-mail

Winning stories will be posted on with the author’s consent

all copyrights remain with the author


​1st Prize: one week writer's retreat in 2018 or 2019 at Limnisa, Greece.

All inclusive: full board, 7 nights accommodation in single room, with use of all Limnisa facilities.

OR five online sessions of personal tutoring.

2nd and 3rd Prize:

A free online session of personal tutoring or feedback on written work

or 50 % discount on a writers’ retreat/workshop.

plus 2 Runners up:

25% discount on a writers’ retreat/workshop (see above).

(Prizes are not transferable and are valid only in 2018 and 2019.)

Questions regarding entries should be directed to:

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