Flash Fiction Competition for Shoreline of Infinity Readers 2020

“Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying ‘End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH’, the paint wouldn’t even have time to dry.” —Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time In Need of a Laugh We’re […]

2019 Flash Fiction Competition: A Twist of Reality – The Winners!

Winner  Simon Fung – Those Who live by the Shawarma Runners-up  Emma Levin – Search History Anna Ziegelhof – Dimenso-yarn Ad Copy, draft  We’re delighted to announce the winner of the 2019 Shoreline of Infinity Flash Fiction Competition. Simon’s story is a worthy winner – here’s what the judges say: “A great twist on reality – […]

2019 Flash Fiction Competition: A Twist of Reality – The Shortlist

Here we go – the top 8 stories. Congratulations to all listed here. Next stop – 1 winner and 2 runners-up, to be announced at Event Horizon on 12th December.  —Noel Chidwick Editor Shoreline of Infinity  The Top Eight Simon Fung – Those Who live by the Shawarma Tom High – The Secret Dan Korgan […]

2019 Flash Fiction Competition: A Twist of Reality – The Longlist

By crikey we’ve had some fun with this collection of stories. This year we chose a different approach to judging. We teamed up with six students of English Literature at Edinburgh University, all of whom took the third-year Reading Science Fiction course. A big thank you goes to this year’s judges: Dodo Charles, Emma Hughes, […]

Cymera Prize for Speculative Short Fiction – The Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the inaugural Cymera Prize for Speculative Short Fiction, in partnership with Shoreline of Infinity. Out of over 40 submissions, our judges had the very difficult decision to narrow it down to a shortlist of three. So here they are: From the 14 to 17 year old writers […]

Moon – 2018 Flash Fiction Competition – The Fab Four

For a’ that and a’ thatThe Moon’s a moon for a’ that —Badly misquoted Robert Burns Robert Burns was possibly a prolific writer of flash fiction science fiction stories, so today is a good day for announcing our results. The wise old judges of Shoreline of Infinity have poured* over the manuscripts, burning many a tallow […]

Come on you writers, you seers of visions, send us your stories and shine!

Not one but two Shoreline of Infinity story writing opportunities. 1. Prize for Speculative Fiction We’ve teamed up with CYMERA – Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing to create a short story competition for unpublished Scotland-based writers: “Nothing inspires us more than the place where we live, or where we come from. Consequently we have chosen […]

Moon – 2018 Flash Fiction Competition – The Final Fourteen

That was some job! We’ve had to say goodbye to some excellent stories; if you didn’t make the cut, thank you for your story, and keep that pen writing. We’ve whittled the list down to a final fourteen. Congratulations to all those who made it here. We will now take the stories up to the top […]

Flash Fiction Competition for Shoreline of Infinity Readers

Fifty years ago, in December 1968, three astronauts circled the Moon for the first time. In this, our second annual flash fiction competition, we are looking for mini science fiction stories on the the theme of: Moon It could be any moon, in any time, in any space, and it’s up to you who — or […]