Welcome to the University of Sunderland in Association with Waterstones Short Story Award 2017

Submissions opened November 1st 2017 and will close 1 March 2018.

Adults, please pay your £5 entry fee, ensuring you leave your name and town, and then submit your story to sunstoryaward@gmail.com as a .doc attachment.

Writers who are between 11 and 17 (17 and under), entry is free.

New: Publishers / short story writers, if you’d like to get involved in our mini-giveaways sharing the joy of the written word, have a look here and get in touch!

22/11/17 Submit by 22nd December and, as well as our main competition, you could be in with a chance of owning of these collections from the wonderful Iron Press: Storm, IRON Women, Knives, Root, Cold Iron and Nesting by David Almond.


International and multiple submissions are welcomed!