Short Story Writing Contests - Win £100

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 on our website.

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

Short Story Writing Contests 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 clich√©! 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, or by cheque to the address below.

Deadline July 4th

You can also submit by post to Laurel House Creative Workshops, Laurel House, Groesfaen, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF72 8NS, South Wales, UK.

We will respond to submissions by email.

Winners will be announced at the beginning of September.



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