The Exeter Writers Short Story Competition IS NOW OPEN!

Exeter Writers run a prestigious short story competition that attracts hundreds of writers every year. The competition began in 2009 and has continued to grow in popularity, receiving entries from all over the world.

The 2021 competition is now open with prizes of £700, £250, £100, and £100 for best Devon entry. 

Make sure you read the rules before entering. 

To submit use our entry form.

Want To Write A Winning Story?

Why not check out our latest publication, Flashlight: Flash Fiction Stories To Brighten Your Day to see what we like.


For further examples of short stories, our anthology The Coastal Zoo contains a collection of stories from both Exeter Writers and past winners.

You can also find all our previous winners in our Story Corner in the left hand menu under Past Competition Winners. 


Kayte said…
Who’s gonna enter? I’m in. I see the deadline is February 28 of next year. Nice!

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