The Hysteria Writing Competition is now open for entries from women only and is accepting submissions in the short story, flash fiction and poetry categories. The competition closes on 31st August 2014.
- Short stories – 2,000 words maximum
- Flash Fiction – 250 words maximum
- Poetry – 20 lines maximum
- Short Story Winner – £150.00
- Flash Fiction Winner – £75.00
- Poetry Winner – £75.00
9 further winners in each category will go on to be published in Hysteria 3, the anthology of the competition which will be available for purchase from November 2014.
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- The 2013 Anthology Hysteria 2 is now available to purchase in our online store
- The 2012 Anthology, Hysteria 1, is available to purchase in our online store.
Meet this year’s team
- Abigail Wyatt – Judge
- Amanda Quinn – judge
- Bridget Whelan – Writer in Residence
- Sarah Hegarty – judge
- Sophie Duffy – judge
- Tracy Fells (last year’s winner) – judge
- Veronica Bright – judge
Meet Past Judges
- Hysteria 2013 - hysteria-2013-writing-competition-meet-the-judges/
- Hysteria 2012 – hysteria-2012/
Meet Past Winners
You may write about ANY SUBJECT in ANY GENRE except erotica or horror. We are NOT looking for stories, flash fiction or poetry about Hysterectomy. Instead, we are looking for works that appeal to our website visitors, who are mostly women between the ages of 25ish and 65ish.
Additional important information
You can find the details of the rules and guidelines for the competition here: hysteria-competition-guidelines/
Please read the competition rules before submitting your entry. You can find the rules here: hysteria-competition-rules/