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Short Story Writing Competition

WINTER COMPETITION: NOW OPEN

Enter our FREE short story competition for a chance to win a cash prize and see your winning entry published online!

Prizes:

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

How To Enter:

As the dark nights draw in and the weather turns cold we often retreat back into our homes. People start doing those DIY projects they put off over the summer, or perhaps they begin to think about changing or moving house.

We’re therefore looking for short stories with the title or theme of “A New Home.” You may choose to interpret the theme however you wish, but remember the advice from our judges in the last competition. Ultimately our judges said they shortlisted those stories which they felt combined a strong and engaging idea with overall great writing and story-telling.

Send us your story, between 1500 to 2000 words, in a single pdf, doc, docx, or txt file to [email protected] with the subject heading:

Solution Loans short story competition


Competition Closing Date:

Your entry must be submitted before midnight on:

Thursday 28th February 2019


Entries will not be accepted after this date.

See the full terms & conditions below.

Writing competition now open

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 Entries must be the original and unpublished work of the entrant and not currently submitted for publication or for any other competition or award.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 writing competition is free to enter.

  1. Manuscripts

Manuscripts can be uploaded in pdf, doc, docx, and txt formats. No zip files, or links to cloud files.

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. Writing 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.

For queries, please contact us via: [email protected]

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Previous Short Story Competitions & Results

Spring 2018 Competition

Winner & Runners Up

Entrants were asked to submit a short story of 1500 to 2500 words on the theme of "The Wedding Gift".

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

Summer 2017 Competition

Winner & Runners Up

Entrants were asked to submit a short story of 1000 to 2000 words on the theme of "coins".

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

Winter 2016/17 Competition

Winner & Runners Up

Entrants were asked to submit uplifting short stories which involved someone getting finance/a loan for a very specific purpose

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

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