Short story competition  March 25, 2011 - July 4, 2011

Reading and Deliberating


Laurel House Creative Workshops
As an introduction to our work here at LHCW, we are running a short story competition.

Each story entered will receive a 400 word critique.

The winner will receive £100, a full and comprehensive LHCW critique with suggested markets, an online tutorial and publication in the first LHCW web-anthology.

First runner up will receive a full LHCW critique and publication.

Submission Guidelines

We’re looking for innovative fiction. Stories that make us sit up and take notice. Give us well-rounded characters, sharp dialogue and an ending that avoids cliché! Stories should be up to 4,000 words – double spaced, in a word document. Entries are judged anonymously so please include a cover sheet with your name, email address, home address and title of story.


Please email your stories to

Entry fee £4.00 Payable via PayPal at above email address.

Deadline July 4th 2011


$160, a full critique and ebook publication.


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31 Contestants
80 Submissions
Created Mar 27, 2011

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  • Any Member can Submit
  • Only Stories can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 9 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 3/25/2011 - 7/4/2011
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


Nashelle is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Nashelle if you have any further questions.

Recent Submissions

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A Story by Calypso

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A Story by nolaftw

Merc Merc

A Story by Treo LeGigeo