International Writing Competition and you don’t have to be even a little bit Scottish…


Highland CattleThe Highlands and Islands Short Story Association are running their annual competition again this year. Enties are welcome from all over the world and you or your entry don’t need to have any connection to Scotland. However, they do say:

We enjoy both conventional and unusual story lines, and positively encourage the latter

This is a competition for amateur writers, in other words people who don’t earn their living from writing and who are not professionally published in any major capacity.

There are two competitions running – one for short stories (maximum word count 2000) and one for flash fiction (maximum word count 500 words)

Both have a first prize of £250, second prize is £50 and third prize is £25. There also have the same entry fee: £5 per story, £12 for three entries.

You can enter online, by email or post, and send a mixture of…

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