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Short Story Writing Competition


Our Autumn competition will run until 30 September 2017. The rules for this competition will be announced shortly.

The short story competition will be FREE to enter. For a chance to win a cash prize and see your winning entry published online bookmark this page and return to it soon. We expect to announce the new competition around the end of June.

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Previous Competitions (closed)

Spring 2017 Competition

Winner & Runners Up

You can read the winning entries and the judges' comments here.

Competition Rules

Prizes: The winner will receive £200 and publication on the Solution Loans website, with £50 and publication for three runners-up.

How To Enter:

At Solution Loans we’re often inspired by the reasons people give for wanting to borrow money, whether it’s to improve their home, continue their education or travel.

We’re looking for uplifting short stories which involve someone getting finance/a loan for a very specific purpose. Stories should be works of fiction, not personal accounts or experiences.

Send us your story, between 1500 to 2500 words, in a single doc, docx, txt or pdf file to with the subject heading: "Solution Loans short story competition".

Competition Closing Date:

Your entry must be submitted before midnight on Friday 31st March, 2017. Entries will not be accepted after this date.


Terms & Conditions:

  1. Eligibility

Entry is open to UK writers aged 18 or over. Entries must be the original and unpublished work of the entrant and not currently submitted for publication or for any other competition or award. Only one entry per person. Entrants retain copyright in their manuscripts.

  1. Entry Fees

The competition is free to enter.

  1. Manuscripts

Manuscripts can be uploaded in pdf, doc, docx and txt formats.

Short story manuscripts - please lay out your entry with a front page showing your name, address, phone number and email address. Please also give the story title and word count.

  1. Competition Judging

Competition judges will be appointed by Solution Loans and their decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.

  1. Notification

Winners will be notified within two months of closing date after which date unplaced entries may be submitted elsewhere. Winning entries may not be submitted elsewhere for twelve months after that date without permission of Solution Loans who retain the right to publish winning entries in any form during those twelve months.

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