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Short Story Competition

competition time

We loved reading through your entries for this month’s short story competition, so much so that we want to make it a regular AION feature!

Entry is free and the winning story of no more than 3000 words will be published in our May issue.

Using the picture & text below as a starting point write a short story of no more than 3000 words.

You can take the van for free-on one condition

Entrants must be aged 16 or over and the work must be in English.

Entries must be the original work of the entrant. The entry must be unpublished in full elsewhere.

Each story must be no longer than 3000 words, not including the title.

The closing date for entries is midnight (GMT) on Friday 29th April 2022.

Once submitted, work cannot be recalled or amended.

You can enter up to three submissions.

Entries should be formatted as a Microsoft Word, Open Office or PDF document in 12pt Arial or Times Roman with double spacing between lines.

The first page of your entry should have the title of your entry, your name, word count and email address.

Your entry should be submitted as an email attachment to

Please write Short Story Competition Feb 22 in the Subject field of the email.

By entering authors are agreeing to the terms and conditions set out here. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

By submitting, the author is giving And In Other News permission to reproduce the work on its website and in any possible published anthology, however, the author retains full copyright at all times.

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