HISSAC Highlands and Islands Short Story Association and Writing Competition

Competition Details

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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.

Deadline for next competitions: July 31st 2017

You can enter online, by email or 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 and how to enter
Flash Fiction rules and how to enter

If you're ready now to submit your entries online then click this link


Thank you to all our 2016 entrants.
To find the results and read the winning stories please click here





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Mslexia Women's Competition Season for previously unpublished work
We run annual poetry, short story and unpublished novel competitions.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:
www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions
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.