ends 31st December 2020
FIFTEEN short stories will be chosen as winners. They will be published in paperback format and offered for sale on Amazon.
The short stories to be focused either on Lockdown #2 or General themes – or both.
Winning authors will receive royalty payments on net sales of the paperback.
Please read our Terms and Conditions below for full details of how to enter this short story competition.

Terms and Conditions

Each winner will receive a royalty percentage of total net monthly sales.
The closing date for this competition is midnight (USA time), 31st December 2020. Submissions received after that date will not be eligible for consideration.
The names of the FIFTEEN winners will be published on this website on 25th January 2021.
Neither nor the judges will enter into any correspondence with entrants regarding the final decision of the judges or give advice as to the content of the work submitted.
Each entry to be accompanied by a separate payment. (See PayPal details below). If you do not have a PayPal account, it is easy and secure to set one up.
Entry fee for one submission is charged at  GBP 6.50, Euros 7.50 or USD 8.45.
There will be no refunds.
Acknowledgement of submissions received will be sent by email only.
Please ensure that you re-read these Terms and Conditions from time to time as they may change.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 plus.
  • The short stories to be typed in grammatical English. We cannot accept any other language. Spacing is not important.
  • You may submit as many short stories as you wish providing each entry is no longer than FIVE THOUSAND words; 
  • Each submission must contain the name, address, email address and telephone number of the entrant. Please ensure that you include the title of your short story on this sheet.
  • All contact details will be retained confidentially by and will not be passed to any third parties without the prior permission of the entrant.
  • The short story submitted must not be in breach of any past, present or future contract with a third party and you, as the entrant, must be the copyright holder of the work. Please remember that plagiarism is illegal.
  • Short stories will not be returned. Entrants must keep a copy of their submissions.
  • Submissions must not be offensive, explicit, or of an erotic nature.
  • We do not accept children’s stories.
  • Each entry to be emailed to and attached to the email as a “WORD” document. Mark this email “For the attention of the Editor”.
  • Payment for each submission to be made using one of the PayPal links below to suit your currency:

Entry Fee in GBP

Entry Fee in USD

Entry Fee in EUR

Previous winning short stories are published in our paperbacks entitled LOCKDOWN NUMBER ONE, AN ECLECTIC MIX (VOLUMES 1-10), ON ANOTHER PLANE, CYBER PATHWAYS, ZONAL HORIZONS and SPATIAL ZONES – available on Amazon websites.