Slingink Competitions

The Writing Competition from Slingink, will vary month to month - the categories are as follows:

Short Story

Words: Min 1000 Max 2000

Flash Fiction

Words: Min 60 Max 999

Prompted (Prompt may be a piece of dialogue, a group of words or a title)

Words: Min 100 Max 500

The 1st competition will open on June the 22nd and close on the 21st July

Fixed Opening Dates: 22nd Monthly at 8am (UK time)

Fixed Closing Dates: 21st Monthly at 8pm (UK time)

Winner announced: Last day of each month

Entry Fee: Free

First Prize: £30 + Publication

Second Prize: £10 + Publication

Third Prize: £10 + Publication

5 Runners-Up: Publication

Winning stories & Runners-up will be published in the Slingink Magazine

Terms and Conditions

Word Counts exclude title.

All stories submitted to SlingInk must be entirely fictional and of your own creation.

All stories must be in English.

All stories must not have been previously published.

You can send up to 3 stories per month.

Send your entry via email attachment - title the file with the title of your story.

Please do not send PDF files or .Pages files

Please do not send Poetry

Place no identifying marks on the manuscript, no fancy fonts or colours.

Preferred format: Font: Times New Roman Size: 12

Maximum of 3 entries per writer, per month.

All characters  must be entirely fictional and of your own creation.

All rights to the story(ies) that you submit to Slingink must belong solely to you.

You are granting Slingink all rights consistent with publishing your story.

Should any submitted work not be selected for publication, then all publication rights for that work shall revert back to the writer.

No payment shall be made for stories unless they should be judged to be amongst the 3 competition winners each month, in which case the writer(s)will receive the designated prize money.

Winnings are paid via PayPal only.

There is no guarantee that your story shall be included.

You are granting editorial rights to correct minor typos and grammar mistakes, should they appear in your story, prior to any publication.

If you have any questions regarding the competitions, please EMAIL SLINGINK

You can find the latest competition in the navigation menu bar on the right, under Slingink Competitions.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST COMPETITION (June 2022)