Short Story Terms and Conditions

Competition rules and regulations:

The competition is open to all writers worldwide, published and unpublished, who are over 16 years old by 18th October 2021.

Stories entered for the competition should not have been previously published in any format, online or print, self-published or paid.

Entry format required:

  • All stories must be in English, ideally 1.5 or double spaced, 12pt.
  • Files must be in Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc), rich text (.rtf) or in PDF format.
  • The title of the story and page number should appear on every page. This should be inserted using the header format option.
  • The total number of words excluding the title, should be listed at the end of the story. The maximum is 2000 words.

Submission: All stories must be submitted via the online entry form. Submissions are limited to one per author. No corrections can be made after submission.

Copyright: All stories submitted must be original, fictional, and entirely the author’s own work, and not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party and not be defamatory of any living person or corporate body. All stories by finalists that are published on our website or in Scottish Field will be credited. The author will retain copyright to their story. 

Publication: Publication for the winner and two runners up will be online via the website and the overall winning story (first) will also appear at Scottish Field online.

Judging: All entries will be judged by a team of readers. A short list will be drawn up by this team and the final judging to select the winner and two runners up will be undertaken by the panel of three selected judges. The judge’s decision is final. Glencairn Crystal Studio cannot enter into discussion with any entrant on the judging process. We cannot provide feedback on individual stories

Publicity: By entering this competition all writers agree that if they are among the three winners, their stories may be published on the website and the overall winner will be published in Scottish Field and their work may be used elsewhere for publicity purposes.

All finalists in the short story competition will be informed by email / telephone in February 2022.

You can enter here.