|Lane Ashfeldt. Photo: H.McGinty ©2016|
Lane has kindly agreed to pick the winning entries from a short list, and hopes to see an eclectic, entertaining and truly international range of writing represented on the list. We’re looking forward to reading the best stories you have, and you’ve never let us down yet. The submission window is from May to August.
The Willesden Herald New Short Stories Competition 2017
Opening date: 1 May 2017
Closing date: 31 August 2017
Word limit: 7500
The prize fund of £1225 will be divided among the ten finalists as follows:
- 1st Prize: The one-off Willesden Herald mug inscribed “Willesden Short Story Prize 2017” + £300
- 2nd: £200
- 3rd: £100
- £75 to each to the remaining seven short-listed
- All ten shortlisted stories will be published in "Willesden Herald: New Short Stories 10".
- Two copies go to each of the ten shortlisted contributors.
Updated March - April 2017, revising prize fund and entry fee
Updated July 2017, adding an additional prize for 3rd place