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Limnisa Short Story Competition 2023

Entries must be the author’s original, unpublished work of fiction in English of 1500 words or less and submitted by email to

before 23.59hrs on Sunday JULY 2, 2023 



We're looking for writing with spark and conviction.

1st Prize:

One week Writers’ Retreat in 2023 or 2024 at seaside location near Agios Georgios, Methana, Greece.

All inclusive: Full board, 7 nights accommodation in single room, optional yoga sessions,

literary evening, use of all Limnisa facilities: beach, bikes, international library etc.


2nd and 3rd Prize:

50 % discount on the Writers’ Retreat (see above).


2 Runners up:

25% discount on the Writers’ Retreat  (see above).

(Prizes do not include travel to Limnisa and are not transferable. They are valid only in 2023 and 2024)

Keep in mind: 

Open to anyone (18 or older) worldwide (except friends of the judges) 

Only one story per person. 


Submit as a PDF in Arial or Times New Roman, preferably size 14, without either headers or footers. The title should be at the top. Your name should not be in the document but in the accompanying email. 


Your story must be sent to as an attached file. Your covering email should mention the title of your story and your full name and email address. Your entry is FREE  but please provide a link to show you follow us on Facebook / Instagram and to show you have shared news of Limnisa and the competition. 


You will receive an automated reply to your submission.  Don’t worry, we won’t lose it and will read it, PROVIDED you have complied with the instructions above.   We regret we cannot always reply to personal questions relating to the competition or accept alterations to your submission.


Judges wish to remain anonymous but include published authors and a  publishers’ editor as well as a cross section of general readers. Their verdict will be final. 


Optional - for a fee of £50 we offer a professional evaluation of your story. If you would like to have this please mention it in your covering email when you send in your story. Submit the £50 to via PayPal.


  • Results will be announced on 13 August 2023

  • Winners will be contacted by e-mail

  • Winning stories will be posted on only with the author’s consent

  • all copyrights remain with the author

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