Flash Fiction Competition for Shoreline of Infinity Readers 2021

A Science Fiction Ghost Story At Christmas, everyone enjoys the thrill of a ghost story. This year, we want a science fictional ghostly tale to scare the bejeesus out of us. You have 1,000 words, starting now. Prizes: £50 for the winning story plus 1 year digital subscription to Shoreline of Infinity. Two runners-up will receive […]

After the Plague – Short Story Competition for Scottish Writers – The Shortlist

It’s a long shortlist, but everyone here deserves a place! Here are the top 13 stories and writers: The Ardesh – Alex JovanovicBreathers – Ali MahdiThe Microwave Library – David Tam McDonaldThe Knock – Elanor LawrenceSingle Player – Gemma ElliottScreened – IR BoydDaughter of the Trojan Plague – Kat CooksonPeople of the Stars – Mona […]

After the Plague – Short Story Competition for Scottish Writers

Cymera, Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing and Shoreline of Infinity, Scotland’s award-winning science fiction magazine are teaming up again to host our short story competition in our quest to discover new writing talent right here in Scotland. 2020 has changed everything, and now more than ever we are looking forward to […]

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 […]