The Cambridge Short Story Prize 2018

To enter the Cambridge Short Story Prize 2018, please read through the Terms and conditions and fill out the form below.

UPDATE: Please remove any apostrophes from the file name, otherwise your short story will not submit.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world, but they must be in English.
  2. Entries must be the original and exclusive work of the author.
  3. Word count should be between 2,000 and 3,000 (including the title).
  4. Entries should be written in a size 12, Times New Roman or similar font, with lines double spaced.
  5. Entries should be submitted as doc or docx only.
  6. Files should be submitted online and the title of the document should be the same as the title of the story. For example, if your story is called 'River' please save the document as 'River' and NOT 'ShortstoryRiver', 'RiverTSS' 'Riverfinal' etc. 
  7. There is no limit to the number of entries, but each submission should be accompanied by the correct fee.
  8. The short story title and word count should be in the header of the document. All pages should be numbered.
  9. Entries must be anonymous, with no name, address, or identifier on the submission.
  10. Entries must not have been previously published (in print or online), or have won awards.
  11. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your short story is accepted elsewhere.
  12. Entrants must be at least sixteen years old.
  13. All decisions are final.
  14. TSS Publishing reserves the right to remove any short story from the competition if the terms are not met.
  15. Refunds are not possible.

The longlist will appear on the website on 15th March. If you would like to be notified of the announcement, please subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of the page (please remember to verify your address).

On 30th March, 25 shortlisted writers will be notified by email and given offers of publication.

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