Fiction Contest Electric Reads – Great Opportunity

We are looking for the best young writers in Britain to feature in our 2015 fiction anthology. If you’re 25 or under, then find out how you can submit a piece below.

About the Anthology

Electric Reads is committed to supporting exciting new talent. This year will see the launch of our first ever fiction anthology for young British writers and we’d love you to be a part of it. The anthology will gather together some of the most exciting new writing from across the country and share it with a wider audience. Each piece will be accompanied by a short bio of the writer and this is a great opportunity to get your name out there in print.

The final anthology will be published late-2015 worldwide (see the important dates section for more details) and submission is free (but limited to one piece per entrant).

What we are Looking For

We are looking for dynamic pieces of prose that engage the reader through topic or language.

Submissions should be between 500-3,000 words of prose fiction – anything outside of this will not be considered. This can be an extract from an extended piece of writing, or it can be a short story. Writing from all genres will be considered – the main criteria for selection is that the writing is fresh and engaging.

Submissions should not have been published in any national or international publications previously (pieces that have been published in low-circulation publications will still be considered, but please indicate where this is the case).

All submissions should be written in good English.

How to Submit

Please read this section carefully.

Submissions should be e-mailed to

Submissions should be sent in a Word document and typed in Times New Roman 12pt with double-line spacing. Please include at the top of the document your full name, contact e-mail address, and contact telephone number.

All entrants must be 25 years old or under at the time of submission and a British national. Only one submission per entrant is allowed.

The deadline for submission is 31st October 2015. Anything submitted after this date will not be considered.

Please note, submissions may be shortlisted prior to 31st October 2015 so early submission is advised. Any entrant who is shortlisted will be notified and further information sought (including proof of eligibility). Please note, being shortlisted does not guarantee inclusion in the final anthology.

Entrants not shortlisted will not be notified.

The entrants whose pieces are selected for inclusion in the final anthology will be notified by 20th November 2015.

Important Dates

1st June 2015 – Submissions open

31st October 2015 – Submissions close

20th November 2015 – Pieces selected for the final anthology will be notified

27th November 2015 – Anthology is published worldwide


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