Thursday, February 14, 2013

New look for Global Short Story Competition

The Global Short Story Competition has a new look and a new website.
The competition, which began five years ago and runs monthly with a £100 first prize and a £25 highly commended payment, has been taken over by Inscribe Media Limited, of Darlington, County Durham in North East England.

Entries to the competition come from all over the world and the judge is North East author Fiona Cooper. Approaching £9,000 has already been paid out to winners.
Inscribe has invested in a new website and company director, the crime novelist John Dean, who has been competition administrator from its beginnings, said: “The competition has been running for five years and it was high time for a revamp. The new site will, hopefully, be easier to use and we hope it will encourage more and more writers to enter their stories.
“The competition was established to encourage aspiring writers and has showcased some terrific talent during its first five years. I know it will continue to do so.”
As it develops, the new site will also carry details of a series of ebooks which emerged from writers featured in the competition as well as details of online creative writing courses.
You can find more and enter the competition through If you go to the old address,, you’ll be automatically forwarded to the new site.

Inscribe is also taking over the free social networking site for authors which accompanies the competition and has approaching 1,000 members. That can be found at

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