Meridian Autumn Short Story Competition

The Meridian Writing autumn short story writing competition is now open. They will accept stories of up to 3,000 words, and the competition is open to both published and unpublished writers.

First Prize £100
Second Prize £50
Third Prize £25

In addition to Prize Money, all winning authors will receive a voucher worth $15/£10/€15, allowing them to take out a free subscription to, providing access to details of hundreds of publishers, literary agents, writing competitions, and magazines.

Closing Date – 30th September, 2010

Competition Rules

The competition is open to both published and unpublished authors writing in any genre, including children’s fiction. Stories must not have been previously published elsewhere either in print or online.
Authors must be sixteen years of age or older.
Stories should be a maximum of 3,000 words in length, but there is no lower limit.
The entry fee for each story is £5.00 GBP. There is no limit on the number of entries any one person may enter but no author may win more than one prize in any competition. Multiple entries may be made on one entry form with all stories listed.
Each entry must be accompanied by an entry form, which can be obtained from their website.
The Judges wish to make an unbiased decision on all entries, so please ensure that only the story title is printed on the story itself. This includes NOT having an author contact detail cover sheet. Any entries which do not comply with this rule will be disregarded from the competition.
The closing date for the current competition is: 30th September.
The winners will be announced in October, with the winning stories being published on the Meridian Writing website.
For full details, please visit their website.