The RW Short Story Prize
Judge: Paul McVeigh
1st Prize £400
2nd Prize £250
3rd Prize £150
All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology
£10 for 1 story – enter as many times as you like but all entries must be made separately and the entry fee paid each time.
Deadline: 28th October 2018
Word Count: 1500 – 5000 (title not included)
Writing a winning story: The best way to discover what kind of stories impress the initial readers and the judges is to read them. The 2016 winning and shortlisted stories have all been published in the anthology, What Was Left, available in paperback and ebook through the button below.
The anthology of 2017 winners, Impermanent Facts, will be published in September 2018.
Submit stories written in English through Submittable using the button below by 23.45 GMT on the deadline date (sorry late entries will not be included).
Do not include your name on the story document or submission title but provide a short bio in the body of the email. All entries are read anonymously so any submissions showing the author’s name will be disqualified.
Stories must be your own original work and not have been published online or in print, or have won any other competitions (longlisted and shortlisted places in other competitions is fine).
Simultaneous submissions are allowed but if your story wins a prize or is published prior to the winner’s announcement your entry will become ineligible and entry fees will not be refunded
By entering the competition you agree to your story being published in the winners’ anthology
Stories can be in any genre apart from children’s fiction
You can enter as many times stories as you like but all entries must be made separately and the entry fee paid each time.
The judge’s decision is final.
There will be a launch event for the anthology of winners and cash prizes will be paid on publication of the anthology.
There is no alternative prize.