HISSAC Highlands and Islands Short Story Association and Writing Competition


We have had a huge variety of stories entered into our competition over the years, and to celebrate 10 years of HISSAC we brought out a collection of 50 of the best of those stories.

They come in all shapes and sizes, loosely grouped by theme, and embrace an extraordinary range of subject and style. A few are downright peculiar, but we’ve always liked peculiar, and they’re no less accomplished for that.

The primary aim of HISSAC has always been to encourage new writers, give them confidence in their work, and this anthology is the embodiment of that aim and a celebration of the short story in all its many forms.

What is also extraordinary is how many of our previous entrants have gone on to win other competitions, have their work published in numerous magazines and collections, written novels or otherwise gone on to a professional writing career.

This should be a huge encouragement to those who enter our competition.
It's just the first step!

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