Annual Short Story Prize

  1. Prizes:
    1. First place: one year's free mentoring (worth £1000) or free place on a Ty'n y coed course + publication of winning story.
    2. Second place: pack of short story collections + one year's subscription to the bookclub + publication of story.
    3. Third place: one year's subscription to the bookclub + publication of story.
  2. Open to beginners and established writers.
  3. Judged by Adam Craig.
  4. The fee is £12 per story. Credit cards can be used on Paypal without an account or pay by bank transfer in GBP.
  5. Deadline: 31 May, 2018.
  6. Short stories submitted should not have been previously published elsewhere.
  7. International entrants welcome.
  8. Entries should be submitted electronically, via the form below, in .doc, .docx or .rtf file formats only.
  9. Please ensure you have up-to_date virus protection before sending any files.
  10. Submit stories of 2,000–4,000 words in a clear typescript, double spaced.
  11. Do not put any identification on the work. The website will match entries to your email.
  12. Work will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
  13. Results (within 3 months approximately) will be sent individually to all winners and runners-up, published on the Cinnamon website, and included in our newsletter, so do sign up.

Past Results

  1. Download the 2017 results
  2. Download the 2016 results
  3. Download the 2015 results
  4. Download the 2014 results

Annual Short Story Prize Entry Form


You can enter up to four stories using the form below. If you wish to enter more stories, please continue in a new transaction.
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