The winners receive Awarded by the University Centre Grimsby, our annual Hammond House Short Story Prize attracts writers from around the world in search of recognition, publication and valuable feedback.
The winners receive a cash prize, and worldwide publication of their work in an anthology of short stories, together with twenty-four shortlisted entries.
The winner of the competition will receive £100 and their entry will be published on the website and shared via various social media outlets.
The runner up will receive £50 and there will also be two commendations of £25.
Be creative, be unpredictable, be different; the judges are looking for intriguing ideas and addictive prose.
Celebrating Manchester as an international city of writers, finding diverse new voices, and creating opportunities for writer development.If you’d like to add any new events please submit the details using the event submission form at the bottom of the page.We appreciate your feedback, so please feel free to message us with any ideas or suggestions.The prizes are presented at a televised award ceremony held in winter by celebrities from the world of literature and entertainment, and include video links to any winners who are unable to be present.Our 2018 competition, Precious, proved extremely popular, receiving entries from over twenty-five different countries.The competition, is open to anyone over 16 years of age.Entries should be in the form of a love letter and entrants are free to write about whatever they wish as long as the theme of love and the form of a letter are adhered to.Read the 140 stories that were shortlisted in the past contests, and get to know the winners on our new Winners List!The judge for this contest will be YOU, the general public!The winning author will be showcased on the site, the story & their bio may be featured in other promotions and they will receive a one year membership to Join Our Story (pursuant to terms and conditions).We invite you to create a very short story (350 words or less) based on the picture prompt on the contest page.