The BFS Short Story Competition – Only a Few Weeks To Go!

BFS_Logo_(red_gradient)This year’s BFS Short Story Competition is once again being judged by award-winning editor and BFS stalwart Allen Ashley.

Allen Ashley is an author, editor, poet, critic and writing tutor as well as a long-standing, active member of the BFS. Allen is a regular contributor to The BFS Journal and attendee at FantasyCon. Allen won the BFS award for Best Anthology in 2006 as editor of The Elastic Book Of Numbers (Elastic Press).

Allen says: “I am receiving a steady stream of entries for this year’s competition, so a big thank you to all those authors who have got in early. However, I know that some of you like to leave it until the last minute. Literally, in the case of one writer last year! As an author who regularly submits to magazines and anthologies, I realise that it is very easy to accidentally forget to send in for something and then discover – too late – that you’ve missed the deadline. So, this is a gentle reminder to everyone: entry to this year’s competition closes at midnight BST on Sunday 30 June 2013. There’s just me judging – no filtering committee or anything like that. Word limit is 5000 words and all the usual rules apply. I will be reading all of the stories over the Summer and I hope to make the presentation at World Fantasy Con in Brighton.”

BFS members can enter one story for free; the cost is just £5 per entry for non-members. Further details and full submission guidelines HERE

For enquiries please email Allen on