HISSAC Highlands and Islands Short Story Association and Writing Competition

Competition Details


Prize Money in our Annual Competitions

We run a Short Story Competition & a Flash Fiction Competition

Both have a First Prize of 250
Second Prize: 50
Third Prize: 25

There will also be several Highly Commended places in both competitions.

All these stories will be placed on the website.


For the WINNING STORIES of 2018 Click here

Click here to view Short Lists for 2018
Click here to view Long Lists for 2018

Our 2019 Competitions will be open for entries from March 1st 2019

You can enter by email attachment, in the body of the email or by post, and send a mixture of Flash Fiction and Shorts

Entries are welcomed from around the world.
There need be no link to Scotland either by entrant or story matter.

We actively like the odd and the strange.

To read the rules and how to enter please click on these links:

Short Story Rules
Flash Fiction Rules

If you are ready to pay by PAYPAL then you can click here
click this link

Or send payment from your Paypal Account to info@hissac.co.uk

Post entries with a cheque made out to HISSAC:
HISSAC, 20 Lochslin Place, Balintore, Easter Ross, Scotland IV20 1UP

For previous winning stories click here:Former winners

Other Competitions you may be interested in:

For more details, please click The London Magazine

Mslexia Women's Competition Season for previously unpublished work
We run annual poetry, short story and unpublished novel competitions.

Our latest competition is the Novel Competition (top prize 5,000)
Closing date: 18 September 2017
For more details click on the link below:
Our MsLexia Short Story Competition has closed for 2017, but details of next year's competitions can be found here:
Mslexia Short Story Competition

Less Than 100 Words
Keep your hand in with this weekly, themed flash fiction competition.
99p per entry, 20 for the winner

250 Words
Regular competitions for stories of exactly 250 words.