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The Hysteria Writing Competition 2016 is now open to entries and it will close at 11:59pm on 31st August 2016.

You can find out more on our brand new website: www.HysteriaUK.co.uk or on our brand new Facebook and Twitter accounts. Why not follow us for updates and help us get the message out to a bigger audience.

This year we have three categories to enter:

  • Short stories – up to 2,000 words
  • Flash fiction – up to 250 words
  • Poetry up to 20 lines

The competition supports the work of social enterprise, the Hysterectomy Association and is therefore open only to women of any nationality.

We accept entries in any genre except erotica or horror.  We are NOT looking for stories, flash fiction or poetry about Hysterectomy. Instead, we are looking for works that appeal to our website visitors, who are mostly women between the ages of 25ish and 65ish.

Please make sure you read the guidelines and the rules before submitting your entry.

Entry Fees

  • Short Story – £5
  • Flash Fiction – £3
  • Poetry – £3


  • £150 – winning short story
  • £75 each – winning flash fiction and poem

9 runners up in each category will be published in the anthology Hysteria 5, due for publication in November 2016 and will receive a free copy of the anthology when it is published.

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