The new Choc Lit Short Story Competition!

Image Choc Lit is running another short story competition. Here’s the information:

Choc Lit Short Story Competition

Imagine a hero!

Entry is now open

We’re looking for short stories of up to 1,500 words in which the central theme is either:

– a hero or heroes – they don’t have to be irresistible or romantic.
– chocolate in summer – eating it, drinking it, or anything else.


1st prize £200, publication here and a tin of Cadbury Heroes.
A Runner Up will receive £50 and a tin of Cadbury Heroes.

Your entry must be a maximum of 1,500 words.
All stories should be clearly typed or printed and double spaced.
No stories will be returned, so make sure you keep copies of your entries.
All work must be your own and not previously published.
We are happy to accept authors living outside of the UK but monetary prizes will be cheques in sterling and there may be restrictions in sending chocolates to certain countries.
Entry fee is £3 per story.
All entries must be received by 31st August, 2012.
The Winner will be announced in National Short Story Week 12th – 18th November, 2012. 
The judges decision is final.

Your judges are Choc Lit authors Margaret James, Sue Moorcroft and Linda Mitchelmor. They are all experienced short story writers and judges. Margaret also writes the monthly Fiction Focus for Writing Magazine and Sue is head fiction judge for short story competitions at Writers Forum. Linda has successfully published short stories internationally. 



Please post your stories to:
Choc Lit Short Story Competition
Penrose House
    Crawley Drive
    GU15 2AB

    Please enclose a cheque for £3 per story – i.e. to enter 3 stories would cost £9. Cheques are payable to ‘Choc Lit Limited.’


 email   with the subject heading ‘Short Story Competition’
and pay our entry fee by PayPal at


Previous Winner

Chocolate Story Competition – February 2012:
 Winner: Lucy Mouland for her story – Foreign Field.
You can read Lucy’s story here …
Runner-up: Laura E James for her short story – Bitter Sweet.

We got some GREAT entries in the last competition, so I’m looking forward to the judging. (Especially the hot heroes …)

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