Eyrie Press Short Story Competition

The Eyrie Press Short Story Competition is held annually in the autumn and is open to anyone aged 16 and over living in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Lincolnshire or Peterborough.

The 2019 Competition will open in the autumn

The previous winning entries:

2018 – A Mind All of His Own by Alan Kahn
Read it on page 43 of The Fens Magazine Jan 2019

2017 – Real French Lavender by Jon Clynch
Read it on page 46 of The Fens Magazine Nov 2017

2016 – The Last Moa by Gemma Wells
Read it on Gemma’s website


Stories can be on any theme, should have a maximum of 1000 words and be previously unpublished (including on websites, blogs or social media). The author of the winning entry will receive a cash prize and see their story published in The Fens Magazine. The magazine has a circulation of 18,000, with copies also available in Peterborough’s Queensgate Shopping Centre, so the winning entry is guaranteed a wide audience.

In 2018 the judges were writers Sue Welfare and Jon Lawrence.

Sue Welfare
Jon Lawrence

Eligibility: Open to adults (aged 16 and over) living in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Peterborough.

Word Count: A maximum of 1000 words (excluding the title)

Theme/genre: There is no set theme or genre, but erotica and graphic horror cannot be accepted.

Entry Fee: £5.00 per entry