Shimmering Short Story Contest

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


A regular writing competition for you to showcase your shorter pieces.

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.

Opening date: 6th October 2021

Closing date: 31st January 2022 (11:59pm GMT)

Winners will be announced on or before 21st February 2022

OPTIONAL entry Fee: £2.00 per story.

If you wish to enter more than once, send each entry as a separate document. Up to a maximum of two entries per competition each round.

Maximum word count: 400.

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

Other highly commended stories 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, and the word count (not including title).

Please submit your entry as an attachment to: after you have made your payment.

Please type 'SHORT STORY' in the title of your email.

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

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.

Copyright remains with the author.