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12 Jul 2020

Globe Soup Summer 2020 Short Story Competition

Are you an aspiring writer? We’re looking for the best SHORT STORY of no more than 5,000 words. Every Globe Soup short story competition features a different country, which all participants must set their story in. You only find out which country after you enter! Entries into the Globe Soup Summer 2020 Short Story competition can be written in any genre or style.

Participants must register and pay the £8 entry fee. After this, they will be told which country is the inspiration spark and location for their short story. 

Although Globe Soup is a travel organisation, the short story competition is about forms of creativity inspired by the world around us. The organisers encourage participants NOT to write about travel for any of our FICTION competitions. Your short story can be about anything! Consider the chosen country as a point of inspiration. A little research will probably provide a huge spark and give you bountiful ideas for your story. We can’t wait to see where this competition takes you!

  • The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome.

  • All entries must be written in English.

  • Entries must be fiction.

  • Entries can be any genre.

  • Entries do not have to be about travel. In fact we actually discourage participants from submitting a story about travel for ANY of our fiction competitions.

  • All entries must be written for adult or young adult readers. Short stories aimed at children are not allowed.

  • Entries must be no more than 5,000 words in length (excluding title). There is no minimum word requirement.

Entries deadline: 12 July 2020