The Aspects of History Short Story Award

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About Our Short Story Award

Aspects of History are delighted to announce our first Short Story Award.

We welcome both new and established writers to take part.

The author of the winning entry will receive £250.

Aspects of History will also publish the winner, along with nine other entries, in an anthology.

You may write a story to help showcase a novel or series you have already written, or the piece can be a standalone.

How to enter

Each entry should be between 2,000 & 6,000 words. Any period up to 1980, and any genre under the umbrella of historical fiction is acceptable. Please do not include any illustrations.

Submissions will be received from March 1st to Aug 1st 2023.

The entry fee is £10 per story. Authors are welcome to submit more than one story.

Please include a line of bio with Amazon links to any relevant books you have published.

Submissions should be as a Word document once payment is made.

How do I enter? Simply click on the ‘Enter’ button on this page.

The winners will be announced by Nov 1st and we will publish the anthology, as a kindle and paperback edition, before the end of the year.

Enter the Aspects of History Short Story Award


Short Stories

As a guide to what we are looking for (but not exclusively so) you may want to read the stories in previous collections we have published:

The Judges

Oliver Webb-Carter

Editor of Aspects of History

Antonia Senior

Acclaimed historical novelist and historical fiction reviewer for The Times.

Richard Foreman

Richard is the bestselling historical novelist of numerous series, including Sword of Rome, Crusaders and the Dick Turpin novels, and is the author of a number of short story collections. Richard is the CEO of Sharpe Books, one of the UK’s leading independent publishers, and will be using the competition to talent scout for new authors.