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Call for Submissions: Your Story on the Big Screen


  • Prize: Published in video.

  • Call for Submissions Competition
  • 13 Entries
  • Opened: 3 years ago
  • Deadline: Closed

How does this work?

Everyone has the ability to write a short story. Get involved and enter one of our short story writing competitions - you might even win a prize!

Browse the competitions on offer and make sure your story has already been successfully published on Shortbread. You can enter before submitting your story, just make sure to meet the deadline to be in with a chance of winning.

All Short Story Writing Competitions

Browse, read and vote for your favourite entries in our short story writing competitions below. To enter, first upload your work to Shortbread (sign up, and do this within 'My Writing Desk') then submit your story via your desired competition page.

Short Story Competition Opening Date Entry Deadline Voting Deadline
Call for Submissions: Your Story on the Big Screen 3 years ago Closed Closed
ShortbreadStories Personified 3 years ago Closed Closed
International Women's Day: Inspiring Change 3 years ago Closed Closed
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Valentines 3 years ago Closed Closed
The Lady in the Bauble 4 years ago Closed Closed
Writing Prompt Wednesdays 4 years ago Closed Closed
Summers Here Writing Competition 4 years ago Closed Closed
The City on the Silvery Tay 4 years ago Closed Closed
Inspired by... Arthur Conan Doyle 4 years ago Closed Closed
Inspired By… D.H Lawrence 4 years ago Closed Closed
A Week To Remember 5 years ago Closed Closed
Formula 500: Be My Valentine 5 years ago Closed Closed
Festive Fridays Competition 5 years ago Closed Closed
Frightening Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhyme Nightmares 5 years ago Closed Closed
First Lines Formula 500 5 years ago Closed Closed
Formula 500: First Lines 5 years ago Closed Closed
The Olympics 5 years ago Closed Closed
First Line: Formula 500 5 years ago Closed Closed
Self-Publish or Perish: The Entries 5 years ago Closed Closed
Formula 500: Fathers Day 5 years ago Closed Closed
The Queen 5 years ago Closed Closed
May 26th Formula 500 5 years ago Closed Closed
Formula 500: Myths and Legends 5 years ago Closed Closed
Formula 500: April showers 5 years ago Closed Closed
Formula 500: Mothering Sunday 5 years ago Closed Closed
ShortbreadMorgue Competition 5 years ago Closed Closed
Runaround Sue: Inspirational Moments 5 years ago Closed Closed
Romance: Formula 500 6 years ago Closed Closed
A Burns Night Inspiration 6 years ago Closed Closed
Shortbread Formula 500: Travel 6 years ago Closed Closed
Inspirational Moments: BW Nicol 6 years ago Closed Closed
Shortbread Formula 500: Stories for Children 6 years ago Closed Closed
Shortbread Christmas Formula 500 6 years ago Closed Closed
Inspirational Moments: DS Dundee 6 years ago Closed Closed
Shortbread Halloween Formula 500 6 years ago Closed Closed
Shortbread Formula 500 6 years ago Closed Closed
Famous Freddies 6 years ago Closed Closed
Halloween Competition 7 years ago Closed Closed
Hometown Tales 7 years ago Closed Closed
The Rolling Stones Competition 8 years ago Closed Closed
The Beatles Competition 8 years ago Closed Closed

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