New Web Site! New Rules! New Opportunities!

Chief short story judge, Alexander McCall Smith

Chief short story judge, Alexander McCall Smith

We are delighted to unveil our new website at and the launch of the inaugural Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award with a £500 prize and a great performance opportunity with live feed during our celebrated Story Awards Dinner at the Scottish Arts Club on 29 September. 

We are opening up new opportunities to support the work of all our short-listed wrters - seven each year. The Writers' Pages on our new site provide space for winners, commended writers and finalists to promote their work. Check out the pages already set up for Sandra Ireland and Catherine Hokin - and there are more on the way! 

We've done away with that clunky submission process! The new improved online entry form allows upload of up to five stories at a time for the short story or the flash fiction competitions.

Finally, we have modified the rules to allow simultaneous submissions - we just ask you to let us know if your story has been selected as a winner or for publication before our results are announced on 29 September.  More later...