STORGY Flash Fiction Competition

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The Period for Submissions opens on 1st February 2018


1st Prize
£100 + STORGY Gift Bundle

2nd Prize
STORGY Gift Bundle

3rd Prize
STORGY Gift Bundle

Finalists will be published online in STORGY MAGAZINE and in The STORGY BOOKS Flash Fiction Anthology

£5 Entry Fee


Entry Dates

  • Submissions for the STORGY Flash Fiction Competition will be accepted from 1st February 2018
  • The deadline for receipt of entries is 11.00pm 31st March 2018

How to Enter

Applicants are encouraged to submit online via Submittable as early as possible before the deadline.

Instructions for Entering

1) Type and format the short story as per the following instructions: Save as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) with the story title in the file name.

  • One entry per author
  • Written in English
  • A maximum of 500 words
  • Typed
  • Font: Garamond, 12pt, black
  • Double spaced
  • Front page with title of the story, author name, and word count

2) Save as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) with story title in the file.

3) 3) Visit the STORGY Submittable Page via the following link:


4) Select the STORGY Flash Fiction form, enter your details, attach your entry, pay, and enter.

5) Please ‘like‘ our Facebook page, follow our Twitter and Instagram accounts, and share details of the competition with friends and family.

Please Note

Entries not submitted in accordance with the Entry Instructions and Entry terms and Conditions will not be eligible for consideration.

Entry Terms and Conditions

The Awards

1) All entries will be read by at least two (2) STORGY Editors and a shortlist of exceptional short stories will be identified from which a winner and two runners up will be selected.

2) 1st place award is worth £100.

3) 2nd place award is a STORGY Gift Bundle.

4) 3rd place award is a STORGY Gift Bundle.


1) The Award is open to all.

2) The story must not contain more than 500 words.

3) The entry must be submitted by the author or his/her representative.

4) Only one entry per author permitted.

5) Authors can only enter individually and not as part of a writing team.

6) The story entered must be unpublished.

7) The story submitted must be original, fictional, and entirely the author’s own work.

8) Entries are limited to stories written in English.

Copyright and Terms of Use

By submitting a story for the award the entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the winning or any other shortlisted story will be published free of any fees or royalty payments.


The STORGY Short Story Award will be looking for the best new writing and will consider all entries on the basis of quality and originality of prose and narrative voice. The Award aims to support excellence in the short story genre.

Judging of the Award will be as follows:

1) All entries will be read by STORGY editors against the Award criterion and a shortlist identified.

2) Shortlisted and winning writers will be contacted personally.

3) The voting outcome is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

FREE Entry Terms & Conditions

Free entry to the STORGY Flash Fiction Competition is offered to writers on a low/no-income who receive Unemployment Benefits, Unemployment Insurance, Unemployment Compensation, or other state/authorized body aid.

To apply, email with the email subject line ‘Flash Fiction Competition Free Entry Application’.

In the body of the email please include:

  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • A short written statement detailing your eligibility for free entry.

Applications for free entries will be open until 31st March 2018. Eligible applicants will be granted free entry on a first-come first-served basis and all applicants will be informed about the success of their application by 30th April 2018. Only one free entry will be granted per applicant. Applicants must not submit to the STORGY Flash Fiction Competition until they are invited to do so. STORGY will not grant refunds on already paid-for entries.

*STORGY Gift Bundle

The STORGY Gift Bundle includes:

One (1) Copy of The EXIT EARTH Anthology
One (1) EXIT EARTH T-Shirt
One (1) EXIT EARTH A4 Print
One (1) STORGY Tote Bag
One (1) STORGY T-Shirt
One (1) Set of Dystopia Bookmarks

(RRP of all items in STORGY Gift Bundle: £63)

Discover more about STORGY Magazine’s previous Short Story Competition; EXIT EARTH…



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