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: [email protected]
  • 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 [email protected]

Good luck.

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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