The Yellow Room Spring Short Story Competition

Alice's WeddingDo you know The Yellow Room? It’s a sunny nook of the web for writers, with a print magazine and lots of resources for writers.

They are currently inviting entries for their Spring Short Story Competition. Stories must be no more than 1,000 words long, but can be in any genre, and on any subject.

The closing date for entries is 31 March 2013.

The entry fee is £4, and prizes range from £100 for the first prize to £20 for third prize.

The shortlist and winner will be announced on this website by 1st June 2013.

Find full details and competition rules at

Good luck!

Gemini Magazine invites short story contest entries

Borneo jungle vinesDo you write stories that twist and turn and tangle with their readers’ minds? Gemini Magazine is seeking stories that meet these criteria for their 4th annual short story contest.

Editor David Bright says: “There are no restrictions on style, subject, content or length. Simply send your best, most powerful work.”

The entry fee is just $4 (approx £2.50), making this one of the most cost-effective writing competitions around.

Top prize is $1,000. All six finalist will be published online in the June 2013 issue of Gemini. The deadline for entries is Monday April 1st 2013.

Find out how to enter.