Thursday 6 May 2021

City Academy Short Story Writing Competition 2021

With our latest Writing Competition, City Academy is on the search for the best original short story written by a previously unpublished writer. Whether you have completed a writing course with City Academy or not, this is your opportunity to devise a piece of short fiction that will be read by an expert panel of judges, and considered for the £1,000 first prize.

No prior experience of writing short stories is necessary. After registering for this competition you will receive a series of writing prompts to encourage you as you write. These prompts, delivered direct to your inbox, will guide you through the process of writing a dynamic story with all the brevity and intensity of a classic. There are no restrictions on style or subject matter so regardless of whether you are inspired by the work of Ursula K. Le Guin, James Baldwin, or Alice Munro the judges will be looking for great stories told with wit, verve, and style.

Please check out our Competition Criteria below and register today to get started.

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