Creative Writing Competitions

Win great prizes and get your writing noticed and published.


The Novelette-in-Flash Prize 2021
The Novelette-in-Flash prize is for innovative new stories that bring us a whole world in a few words. Win cash and paperback publication.


The 2021 Retreat West Prize
Annual competition with Short Story, Flash Fiction and Micro Fiction categories. Cash prizes and publication in the ebook and paperback anthology for all shortlisted writers..


Themed Flash Competition
Submit flashes on the quarterly theme to win cash prizes, publication on the website and a professional recording of your story. Three winners per quarter.


Monthly Micro Fiction
Send 100 word stories to win cash, competition entries and get published on the website.


First Chapter Competition
Send your opening chapter to win feedback on your submission package from a top literary agent or an independent publisher.