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ACW Any Short Story Competition


Would you like to see your work in Christian Writer?  Try our next competition.  We’ve called it the Any Short Story Competition.


We’re not setting a theme and we’re not necessarily looking for a Christian slant, although entrants must bear it in mind that the winning entry must be suitable for inclusion in our ACW magazine (Christian Writer).  So start writing… Or open up the short stories folder on your computer and see what you have already.  The first-placed entry wins a £25 book token and the second-placed a £10 book token.


How to Enter

Send your entry, by email, to by Sunday, 31 March 2019.

All ACW competitions are free to enter for members.  For non-members, the entry fee is £3 for first entry, £2 for second entry.  Please use the PayPal link below ( to make of these payments.  No more than two entries per entrant, please.

Your entry must be

  • Fiction
  • Appropriate for adults (not children or young adults)
  • No longer than 1000 words
  • Unpublished, either in print or online.
  • Written in English.
  • Typed, in a plain font (such as Arial or Times New Roman) and double-spaced, with wide margins.
  • Saved in Word format (.doc or .docx). (If you don’t have access to Word, contact the ACW Competitions Manager at submitting.)
  • Contain no identifying marks (such as your name).
  • Be sent with a cover sheet (in a separate file) detailing the title of your story, your name, address, telephone number and email address.

Entry to the ACW Any Short Story Competition is free to ACW members.  For non-members, the fee is £3 for one entry and £5 for two entries.  Payment should be made through PayPal – see PayPal link below.   All entries must be received by the Competitions Manager at by 31 March 2019.


First Prize – £25 Book Token plus publication in Christian Writer Magazine

Second Prize – £10 Book Token

Please email your competition entries to –




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