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Visions of Hastings - stories, memories, pictures and articles by the people of Hastings. £9.99 from Earlyworks Press.

Visions of Hastings Anthology


Short Story Competition

£200 first prize

Closing October 31st 2018

Quality book publication for best entries

Rules and Conditions

  • The competition is open to anyone over 16.
  • The best entries will be published, and their authors will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology. 10-20 will be included, depending on length and quality. All winners will be offered further copies at a reduced price.
  • Closing date October 31st 2018 Winners will be notified in January 2019.
  • Entry fee £5 per story up to 4000 words. £10 for over 4000. Maximum 8000 words.
  • Stories must be the work of the entrant, previously unpublished, and not simultaneously entered for other competitions.
  • The judgesí decision is final. No discussion will be entered into.
  • Entries are not returnable and cannot be acknowledged without SAE marked for that purpose.
  • Copyright remains with the author although Earlyworks Press reserves the right to publish winning entries in a competition anthology in 2019.  
  • Submission of work will be taken as acceptance of rules and conditions.  

Entry options postal:

  • Send paper copy to Earlyworks Press, Creative Media Centre, 45 Robertson Street, Hastings Sussex TN34 1HL
  • Payment in pounds sterling. POs or cheques payable to Kay Green.
  • Paper entries must be titled and typed/clearly written on one side of A4 paper. Each entry must have a cover-sheet attached, marked ES2018, giving title(s) of story(s), authorís name, address, and/or telephone number/email address. Please say where you heard about this competition.
  • Please ensure that you have weighed your package and applied the correct postage. We cannot guarantee that entries will be received or opened if this is not done.

Or email:

  • Email entries accepted in the body of an email. We don't open attachments from people we don't know. Please choose the £5 or £10 Pay button then use the email address shown below to send your story. Please include your contact details and Paypal transaction number at the top of the email, then paste the story in below them.


Email entries

£5 per story up to 4000 words       


£10 per story up to 8000 words   



Please email your entry to

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for group entries of more than 10 stories from workshops or writers' groups, please email for group price.


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