Competition: National Short Story Week!

In celebration of National Short Story Writing Week we have decided to launch a Jo Fletcher Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror short story competition!

A while ago we ran some very successful contests on Twitter with each story having to be 140 characters long…

Well, this time we have increased the limit to 140 words to give you a bit more room to spread your creative wings.

The top 3 stories will each win a copy of the wonderful collection of horror stories A Book of Horrors and Mazarkis Williams’ wonderful fantasy The Emperor’s Knife.

The Deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 13th of November.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Winners will be announced next week and all you need to do to enter is fill in the form below:




  1. Charlee Cheverton

    I submitted mine (using Safari on a Mac) but it didn’t give me any sort of confirmation, so I have no idea whether it worked. It just sort of stopped after I hit “Submit”.

  2. Hi Charlee, I apologise, we were having some slight teething troubles with the submission forms but everything seems to be in order now. If you could re-submite your entry that would be fantastic. Look forward to reading it!

  3. It doesn’t apepar to be working again!

  4. Hi Vicky, 

    Hmm I don’t think there should be any problems. Your entry came through fine. Good luck!

  5. Hiya
    What’s the deadline for the competition?

  6. Hi Jeanette,

    The deadline for the competition is Midnight on Sunday the 13th of November (Post updated). So you have plenty of time.

    Kind regards;


  7. This is a fantastic idea! I’ll definitely be trying to get something together in time for this.

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  10. I apologize, it says for UK residents only. Please remove my submission.

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