International writing competition and publication platform.

Connecting winning authors & readers.


Join us in our beautiful project.

Regular writing competitions with cash prizes and the chance for your work to be recognised, enjoyed and published electronically and in paperback for a global market.


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


Our long term goals:

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

Once we become profitable, we also endeavour to help reduce child poverty in the UK by making contributions to a selection of charities.



Shimmering Short Story Contest

Flash/short story contest, any genre, any subject.

£2.00 entry per story.

Word count: max. 400.

​First prize: £20.00 and publication in our book.

Other highly commended entries will also be selected for publication in our anthology.



Lustrous Long Story Contest

Long story contest, any genre, any subject.

£3.00 entry per story.

Word count: max. 2000.

​First prize: £30.00 and publication in our book.

Other highly commended entries will also be selected for publication in our anthology.




Cherished Children's Story Contest

Children's short story contest, any genre, any subject, must be suitable for under 16's.

Open to children and adults.

£2.00 entry per story.
Free entry for under 16's.

Maximum word count: 500.

​First prize: £20.00 and publication in our book.

Other highly commended entries will also be selected for publication in our anthology.



Collections

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


Contact Us

Get in touch!


N.B:

You own the copyright to everything you contribute to Glittery Literary – it’s still and will always be your amazing work! We thank you graciously for sharing it with us to enjoy.

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

If you wish, you are free to take your work and re-publish it somewhere else.

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 edits, with consent, 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.

After prize costs have been deducted, all profit from entry fees goes to charity.




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