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 200
Second Prize: 75
Third Prize: 50

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

All these stories will be placed on the website.

Winners will be announced on November 1st each year


For the Flash Short List 2021 please click here
For the Short Story Short List 2021 please click here

For the Flash Long List 2021 please click here
For the Short Story Long List 2021 please click here

MARCH 1st 2022 AND CLOSE ON JULY 31st 2022

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

Please send competition entries to


Entries are welcomed from around the world.
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 want to pay by PAYPAL then you can click here
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Or send payment from your Paypal Account to our Paypal Account at 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

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The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is looking for new writing talent and we want to make sure as many writers know about the Creative Writing Award as possible. Open to Poetry and Short Fiction entries from both UK and international writers.
The award is supported by some of the biggest names in the literary world, including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE, Bloodaxe Books and Redhammer Management.
Prizes include: 1,000 awarded to both the Poetry and Short Fiction winners, and publication within the inspiring Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, which is awarded to 60 writers, shortlisted by the prestigious judging panel

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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Mslexia Women's Competition Season for previously unpublished work
We run annual poetry, short story and unpublished novel competitions.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 2019
For more details click on the link below:
Our MsLexia Short Story Competition has closed for 2018, 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.