Henshaw Short Story Competition
    Henshaw Short Story Competition

The Henshaw Short Story Competition

Prizes: 1st Prize £100, 2nd Prize £50, 3rd Prize £25

Closing Date:

Our March Competition is now open with a closing date of March 31st, results will be published on this web site by the end of April.

Competition Rules

1. Entries must be a fictional short story of up to 2000 words on any theme.

2. Entries must be on A4, double spaced and page numbered with the title on each page.

3. The author’s name must not appear on any page either as a header or in the content.

4. All entries must be the original work of the Author, must not have been published before the date of submission and must be accompanied by a single page containing the author's name, address and telephone number.

5. Entries received after the closing date will not be considered.

6. Do keep a copy of your entry, manuscripts cannot be returned.

7. The judges’ view is final and no correspondence will be entered into in connection with the award of the prizes.

8. Prize Winning Stories will be published on this site.

9. Entries may be made by E mail (preferred), as a Word document, or by post.

10. Entering the competition gives Henshawpress the once only permission to publish the story in an anthology. It is intended to produce the next anthology in 2017 when there have been sufficient prize winning stories.

11. Receipt of all entries will be acknowledged by e-mail or by post where no e-mail address is available.

12. Entrants must be aged over sixteen. If you are sixteen or under do have a look at our Young Writers page.

Each entry by post must be accompanied by a cheque for £5 payable to G. Jennings and sent to:

The Henshaw Competition

24 Rowlandson Close

Entries by E-mail should pay the appropriate fee using the button below and send their story separately to:-


As Optional Critiques are not available in this competition a copy of the criteria, used by the judges in their assessment of the stories. will be sent to all entrants.



Entry Fees
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