Deadline: February 1, 2024

About the competition

If you’d love to see your work in print, you’ll be pleased to hear that Northern Life will be running a short story competition over future issues.

See the themes below:

NEW BEGINNINGS (deadline February 1st)
MYSTERIES (deadline April 1st)
BY THE SEASIDE (deadline June 1st)
SUPERNATURAL (deadline August 1st)
CHRISTMAS UP NORTH (deadline October 1st)

Take a look at our Readers’ Submissions for pieces that have been previously published:

Competition guidelines

  • The winning short story will be published in Northern Life magazine and on our website. Entry to the short story competition is FREE.
  • All submissions should be around 800 words.
  • If you fancy seeing your writing featured, please send it to or email [email protected]
  • Check out the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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