The OutStanding LGBTQIA+ 2021 Short Story Competition has launched. The theme is Ooops!.
Entries must be 750 words or less, the competition is open now, entries can be submitted until 11.59pm Wednesday 1st September 2021. Click the Enter NOW! button below for competition rules and how to enter. Winners will be announced on Sunday 26th September. Prizes and Winners event details will be announced soon.
Many thanks to our patron Alex Greenwich MP for announcing this years theme. We can’t wait to read all your amazing stories! Good luck!!!
The OutStanding committee; Gail Hewison, Robert Tait, Nicole Baker-Bryson & Stafford Hamilton
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Get to know the OutStanding Short Story Competition 2018 prize winners here.
Read the Kindle edition of ‘Next Big Thing: 2018 Winners’ here.
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