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Short Stories
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Please use our submission form to submit manuscripts for critique or editing. Access the form here or from How to Submit.

Once you’ve completed the form, click on submit. You’re then asked to attach your work to another email. Easy!


We then request payment, usually within 24 hours.
You can choose to pay us directly by bank transfer, or via PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account. If you’d rather post a cheque, that’s fine. The submission form gives you this option.


5% discount on critiques
and 5% discount on editing
for all customers returning
within 6 months


We aim to return critiques and edits of work under 15,000 words within 3 weeks.

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If you’d rather submit your work by post, please see postal submissions.

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Short Stories

Constructive critique for your short story, or mini fiction. The suggestions we make in our critiques can transform good writing into published or competition-winning writing.

Short stories
A critique of a short story is of most value when we know which market you’re aiming at. Short story requirements for women’s magazines, for example, are very different from those of literary magazines or competitions. Please let us know when you submit your story for critique if you have a particular magazine or competition in mind.

Up to 2,000 words: 1 critique £49; 2 critiques £89; 3 critiques £129;
4 critiques £159
Over 2,000 words: 1 critique £59; 2 critiques £99; 3 critiques £149; 4 critiques £189

Please note competition entries very difficult to gauge. We advise the writer, first; read entries by previous winners and runners-up and second; identify the judge and read any of his or her work, or anthologies he or she has edited.

If your short story is for a competition, then to help us in reviewing your work please let us have the website details of the competition when you submit – there is a space for this information on the Submission Form. Please allow plenty of time!

We can’t guarantee that, even if we think your story is good enough to be published, or to take a prize in a competition, that it will in fact do so. However, a Fiction Feedback appraisal might be able to suggest how you could improve your story which will in turn improve your chances.

Please read How to Submit, then either click the link below or click on the submission form link on the left hand panel that appears throughout the site.


To submit, please hit the SUBMIT YOUR SHORT STORY link above or click on the submission form link on the left hand panel that appears throughout the site.


Your Sins Will Find You Out
Enter the latest short story competition
To be judged by Fiction Feedback

CADWC 2014 National Short Story Competition:
Theme: Your sins will find you out
Deadline: 30th September * Cash prizes * 2,000 word limit
Details: www.chorleywriters.org.uk

Fiction Feedback were proud to judge this competition in November 2013.
CADWC 2013 National Short Story Competition: Betrayal.
1st prize £100: The Lifesaver by Cathy Lennon of Lancashire
2nd prize £50: A Warm Welcome by Christine Griffin of Gloucester
3rd prize £30: And a Monkey Howled by Harry J Green of Liverpool
Trefor Lloyd of Lancashire
Cathy Lennon of Lancashire
Veronica Bright of Cornwall
John Ward of Hertfordshire
Steve Wilson of The Fylde


Congratulations to one of our
long-established customers,
Margaret Tomkins. Her excellent short story collection Where the Truth Lies is now published and is available from: Where the Truth Lies - Matador Fiction - Margaret Tomkins
Margaret has worked long and hard crafting these poignant, elegantly written stories and they are a delight to read. We recommend you do so!