Online Writing Tips Short Fiction Prize—Apply (Awards: £175 )
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Online Writing Tips Short Fiction Prize—Apply (Awards: £175 )

The 2019 Online Writing Tips Short Fiction Prize is open. The editors are currently accepting and probably, reading entries for its ongoing free-to-enter contest.

What Will The Winners Get?

  • The overall first prize winner will receive a £100 cash prize
  • First runner up will receive £50 cash award
  • The second runner up will get a £25 cash award

Submission Guidelines for the 2019 Online Writing Tips Short Fiction Prize

  • Only one short story per entrant is allowed
  • Word count:1000-4000 words.
  • Previously published work will not be considered.
  •  Submissions should be submitted in standard manuscript format, double spaced, and in a 12 point font.
  • Writers from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply.
  • There is no theme.
  • Deadline: 31 May 2019

How To Apply

  • E-mail your submission as an MS word document attachment to:
  • All submissions must reach the editors before midnight on Friday 31st May 2019.
  • Subject title of the email must be: “OWT Short Fiction Prize: Title of your piece” e.g OWT Short Fiction Prize: The God of small Things or OWT Short Fiction Prize: Chike and The River
  • You can introduce yourself in the body of the e-mail. Use a cover letter that includes a bio.

You might want to read: How To Write A Short Author’s Bio: The Do’s and Don’ts of Introducing Yourself

To increase your chances of winning, read entries their past winners submitted:

here is:

  • thewinner from 2016,
  • the winner from 2017,
  • and the winner from 2018.

See more of our short story writing tips .

Shortlisted stories will be announced on the Online Writing Tips Website. Forward all inquiries to

Good luck.

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