Limnisa Short Story Competition 2020

Competition Rules

Entries must be the author’s original, unpublished work of fiction in English of 1000 words or less and submitted by email to before 23.59hrs on Sunday MARCH 29, 2020. 

Subject is free and inspired by the picture below. We're looking for writing with spark and conviction.

Read the winning stories of last year to get an impression of what we like!

1st Prize:

One week Writers’ Retreat in 2020 or 2021 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.

OR five online sessions of personal tutoring.


2nd and 3rd Prize:

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

OR a free online session of personal tutoring or feedback on written work.


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 2020 and 2021.)

Keep in mind: - Only one story per person. - Open to anyone (18 or older) worldwide (except friends of the judges) - Send as a word document (doc or docx) or PDF in Arial or Times New Roman. - No headers or footers.- Your name should not appear in the document - Mention the title of your story and your full name and email address in the body of the a email. - Also in this email show us proof to a link from your Social Media where you share the competition. - Judges will include published authors and publishers’ editors as well as a cross section of general readers. Their verdict will be final. Optional - for a fee of £35 we will supply a professional evaluation of your story.


Winning stories:

  • will be announced on on June 15, 2020

  • will be contacted by e-mail

  • will be posted on with the author’s consent

  • all copyrights remain with the author

We're looking forward to your story! 

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