Short story competition #32


As we know that writers don’t like deadlines, we’ve decided to give you a little treat! You’re still able to enter our fantactic short story competition! You can send us your submission until February 19th.

So make the most of this second chance, and surprise us! We look forward to reading your work!


Writer’s Block is proud to announce a brand new short story competition! So wrap yourself in a blanket or two, make a nice cup of tea and put good use to all the inspiration provided by the joyous moments of a Christmas holiday! Just make sure you keep in mind the following aspects:

  • This year’s theme is Fantastic Tales. As this theme can be interpreted in various ways, we’re open for all your reinvented fairytales, contemporary fables, and magical legends, but also your urban epics, magic realist tales, and lyrical depictions of modern life. Make us marvel at the powers of your imagination!
  • The competition is open for all! We’d love to read stories by people of all ages and countries.
  • You’re allowed to send in one piece only, with a maximum word count of 1500 words.
  • Send your submission to; the submission deadline is set at February 5th.

The winning short story will be featured in Writer’s Block #32!

UPDATE 31/01: A little late, but we can finally reveal the prizes for this short story competition! For the first place, we’ll hand out a €20 Amazon coupon for you to go book shopping with, while second and third prize can come pick up a nice bottle of wine at the celebratory drinks when issue #32 comes out. In addition, we’ll of course still featuring our winning entry in Writer’s Block #32, and as in previous years we’ll show off the runner-ups on our website. So what are you waiting for: get writing!

We’re looking forward to reading your work!


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