International writing competition and publication platform.

Connecting winning authors & readers.

Join us in our beautiful project.

A regular writing competition with cash prizes and the chance for your work to be recognised, enjoyed, and published (electronically and in print) globally.

'All that glisters is not gold,' - Shakespeare.

Our long term goals:

To elevate great writers by providing them with a platform for their work.

To publish great general fiction anthologies.

To help reduce child poverty in the UK by raising funds.

All entry fee profit raised is donated directly to children's charities in the UK after our prize costs have been deducted.

As of Feb 2022, 20% of our book sales profit will go to children's charities, remaining profit from book sales will contribute to our running costs.

EIC: SJ Townend

Twitter: @SJTownend

Bag of Bones Press is our horror and dark fiction affiliate press.

Do you write spooky tales? Dark fiction? Speculative stories with a surreal twist? How about horror with elements of fantasy, sci-fi, or even more horror?

Visit: for details on their current creative writing calls.


Order paperback copies or e-books of our anthologies here.

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You own the copyright to everything you contribute to Glittery Literary – it’s still your amazing work. This means, after publication with us, you're free to take your work and re-publish it elsewhere.

Thank you for sharing your work with us.

The purpose of our website is to promote, reward and share fabulous, original writing and great story telling.

On entering any of the writing competitions or challenges set and organised by Glittery Literary, you agree to allowing the Glittery Literary website a non-exclusive, continuing right and licence to publish your material here, on our website in text, and also you give permission for us to publish and distribute your contribution in print or electronic text or audio format, or any other format at our sole discretion indefinitely and globally. You also give us permission to archive your work. We reserve the right to make minor grammatical edits to your writing before publication.

If you contact us or enter anything via our website, we will add you to our mailing list so we can keep you up-to-date with our project. If you wish to be removed from it, please email us and ask to be unsubscribed.

We are an inclusive organisation and welcome entries from EVERYBODY!

We are based in the UK, but endeavour to connect budding writers and authors worldwide.