Please submit your work typed, double-spaced on A4 pages, single sided, with pages numbered.
Your entry will be judged anonymously, so do not put your name on the text pages of your entry. Please include a separate cover page with your name, email, the title of the work you are submitting and the word count.
Once submitted, no alterations may be made to your entry.
Make sure you keep a copy of your work as your entry will not be returned to you.
Your story can be submitted elsewhere, at the same time, but if your story then wins a prize or is published before final judging and announcement of winners, your entry will become ineligible and entry fees will not be refunded.
All entries must be made electronically, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your entry.
If you are making multiple entries to the same competition, please send each entry in a separate email.
The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Where a winning author has already booked a place on a Writers’ Retreat UK retreat, the prize may be taken against that booking and any fee paid will be refunded in full. The offer of a free place on a Writers’ Retreat UK retreat includes the retreat cost only and does not cover any other costs associated with attending, such as, travel or insurance costs.
Where a shortlisted author has won a discount and has already booked a place on a Writers’ Retreat UK retreat, the discount will be applied to that booking and any overpayment will be refunded. The offer of a discounted place on a Writers’ Retreat UK retreat includes the retreat cost only and does not cover any other costs associated with attending, such as, travel or insurance costs.
All results are published on the Writers’ Retreat UK website. Entrants are not notified individually of competition results.
Copyright of any Writers’ Retreat UK competition entry remains with the author, but Writers’ Retreat UK reserves the unrestricted right to publish the winning and runner-up entries on its website and in any related material for PR purposes.
Where a complementary copy of the Writers’ Retreat Short Story Anthology is awarded, postage will be free within the UK. A supplement will apply for addresses outside of the UK, at the cost rate for postage.
Entries should be in English (or English dialect) and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
Entries that have won or are under consideration in other fiction competitions are not eligible.
Entries should be original works and should not be a translation of another author’s work.
We welcome entries from all genders and nationalities. Entries are accepted from any person aged 18 and over.