Carapace Prize for Hot Short Stories

prize for short storiesWe are delighted to announce our 2013 prize for short stories competition is open!

The competition raises funds for our charity of the year The Galapagos Conservation Trust, a charity that is dedicated to raising awareness for the Galapagos Islands – uniquely important for their place in our understanding of the world in which we live. This year’s prize is $250.

The theme of this year’s prize for short stories competition is EVOLUTION and we welcome entries between 1500 and 4000 words in length.  We encourage entries from anywhere on earth (although they must be written in English) and writers must be over 18. Up to 20 entries will be selected for publication in the Carapace 2014 Evolution Collection.  The entry fee is just $10 – of which $5 will be donated to The Galapagos Conservation Trust. The competition closes 31st December 2013.

When your story is ready, follow these steps:

1. Check that your story satisfies the rules of entry here
2. Hit the Buy Now button below to pay the entry fee via Paypal using your Paypal account OR a credit card
3. Make a note of the Paypal reference for the transaction and include that reference in the details of an email to with your story as an attachment

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