Lustrous Long Story Contest

Please pay for your entry using the PayPal link above and then send your entry to our email address (following the instructions provided).


A regular competition for you to showcase your longer pieces of original fiction.

There is no theme, there is no topic, there is no genre specification. You can write whatever makes you happy, as long as it is original fiction and entirely your own work.

Open for entries: 1st July 2021

Deadline: 30th September 2021 (11:59 GMT)

Winners will be announced on or before October 21st 2021.

Maximum word count: 2000.

Entrance Fee: £3.00 per story (up to two stories permitted each month, £3.00 each)

First prize: £30.00 cash and publication in our Glittery Literary book.

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

​Stories must be typed in English and must be your own original work.

Work must not already be published, traditionally or self.

In the body of your email please type your full name (and pen name if applicable), title of your story, the word count (not including title) and the PayPal transaction reference.

Please type 'LONG STORY' in the title of the email.

Please attach your manuscript as an email attachment, with no identifying marks, in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt

Please send your entry as an attachment to this email address after you have made your payment:

Please do not send us .PNG files or .PDF files as these will not be considered.

Use an easy to read, clear font -- remember -- if we cant read it, we cant publish it. No images or colours please.

If sending more than one entry, please complete a separate PayPal transaction each time and send each as a separate email with its own attachment.

Copyright remains with the author.