Micro Mentoring Comp

To celebrate the launch of our new mentoring services, we’ve got a micro comp where you can win one of the new one-off mentoring packages.

All you need to do is write micro fiction story on the theme:


DEADLINE: 22nd August 2021

Entry fee: £10

Max word count: 150

Minimum word count: 25


Our four winners get one of the new one-off mentoring packages worth £150:

  • Story & Structure Surgery with C.M. Taylor
  • Character Clinic with Amanda Saint
  • Short Story Surgery with Peter Jordan
  • Flash Fiction Fix with Amanda Saint

Click here to see the full details of these mentoring sessions.

Competition Rules

  • The competition is open to writers worldwide but stories must be written in English.
  • Submit stories through Submittable using the button above (only shows when submissions are open) by 23.59 UK TIME on the deadline date. You will have to create a free Submittable account to enter. No email entries will be accepted.
  • Do not include your name on the story or submission title but provide a short bio in the body of the message in Submittable as we can’t see this until winners are chosen. All stories are read anonymously so any showing the author’s name will be automatically 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 fine but if your story is accepted elsewhere you must withdraw it from this competition and your entry fee will be forfeited.
  • By entering the competition you agree to your story being published on the website.
  • Stories can be in any genre apart from children’s fiction. Please no racism, sexism, or any kind of hate.
  • You can enter as many times as you like but all entries must be made separately and the entry fee paid each time.
  • The judge’s decision is final.
  • There is no alternative to the prizes advertised.