HISSAC Highlands and Islands Short Story Association and Writing Competition

Competition Details

We hold an Annual Short Story Competition with a First Prize of 400
Second & Third Prizes of 50


FLASH FICTION Competition
First Prize 150



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

All these stories will be placed on the website.
Thank you to all our 2016 entrants.
To find the results and read the winning stories please click here

Deadline for next competitions: July 31st 2017
Competitions open on March 1st 2017
You will be able to enter online, by email or post





Other Short Story Competitions you may be interested in:

The London Magazine runs a prestigious short story competition each year, as well as a poetry competition. For details, please click on the link.

The London Magazine

Mslexia Women's Novel Competition 2016 is for novels of at least 50,000 words written for adults (and young adults) in any genre by previously unpublished women novelists.
Closing date is in September. Check website for details.
5,000 First Prize + meetings with literary agents and editors Mslexia Novel Competition

Mslexia Women's Annual Short Story Competition is for previously unpublished stories of up to 2,200 words by women writers.
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.