Applications open for the Anthology Short Story Competition (€1,000 prize)

The Anthology Short Story Competition was established to acknowledge and promote creative writing, as well as provide a platform for publication. It is open to writers of any nationality, residing anywhere in the world, who can submit original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language. There are no restrictions on theme or style, but the stories must not exceed 1,500 words. Writers are welcome to submit as many entries as they desire, with each submission requiring a separate entry form and entry fee.

While not mandatory, it is recommended that writers refer to Anthology magazine or purchase a copy before submitting their work. This will allow them to familiarize themselves with the type of material that is published. Subscriptions and single copies can be purchased through our online shop.


  • FIRST: The winner will receive €1,000 and the winning story will be published in a future issue of Anthology.
  • SECOND: €250
  • THIRD: €150

Submission deadline and entry fees

Final Deadline: 31 July 2024

  • Standard fee – €18: April – July 2024

Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition follows certain terms and conditions.
  2. Participants must submit an original, unpublished short story written in English, with a maximum word count of 1,500.
  3. There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted, but each entry requires a separate form and entry fee.
  4. To ensure anonymity during the judging process, the writer’s name should not appear on the short story itself, but only on the entry form.
  5. There are no restrictions on theme or style, and there is no age limit for participants.
  6. The stories will be judged based on their literary merit, originality, and readability.
  7. The winner will be contacted via email or telephone once selected.
  8. While the copyright of the winning story remains with the author, Anthology reserves the right to be the first to publish or arrange a broadcast of the story.
  9. Additionally, Anthology retains the right to use the winning story for promotional purposes related to the competition.
  10. By submitting a written piece, the author implies their acceptance of the rules and conditions.
  11. Please note that entry fees are non-refundable, as this helps minimize administrative costs and maintain affordable fees.
  12. The prize money will be paid upon publication of the winning Short Story in Anthology.

How to enter

  1. Visit the official website for more details
  2. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions below for competition rules.
  3. Click the button below to access the entry form. Submit a Short Story
  4. Fill in your details, upload your entry and complete the payment before clicking ‘submit’.  Submit a Short Story

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