Ringwood Publishing is delighted to announce the launch of the 2022 Ringwood Short Story Competition. 

As a country built and thriving on literature, Scotland is home to many incredible writers who go unacknowledged every year. Ringwood wants to bring some of those underrepresented voices to light. Writers residing in or originally from Scotland are encouraged to send their best work to our panel of judges.

We welcome submissions from all walks of life, including but not limited to writers who identify as women, men, transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid, LGBTQ+, BAME, neurodivergent, and any and all others who are contributing to the rich tapestry of our literary history. Your voices matter.

The 2022 Competition is being launched today, with a closing date of 2nd December 2022. Feel free to start writing your entries now! There is a £2 entry fee and the winning writer will receive a prize of £100 and publication on our website; up to two runners-up will also receive acknowledgement and publication on the website.

We are only accepting contest submissions electronically. Any writer is welcome to submit up to five stories, each as a separate submission with its own £2 entry fee. You will receive a confirmation email once your submission and payment have been received. 

The full rules and criteria can be found HERE.