Welcome to the home of the James White Award Short Story Competition.

The James White Award is an annual short story competition open to non-professional writers with the winner chosen by a panel of judges made up of professional authors and editors. Stories entered into the competition must be original and previously unpublished. Entry is free.

The James White Award was instituted to honour the memory of one of Ireland’s most successful science fiction authors, James White. To learn more about James White and his writing, visit www.sectorgeneral.com.

The winner of 2012 award was announced at EightSquaredCon, this year’s Eastercon, in Bradford. The winner of the £300 first prize was “You First Meet the Devil at a Church Fete” by Shannon Fay, her story will be published in a future issue of Interzone. The runner-up was “Automatic Diamanté” by Philip Suggars, who wins £100. You can read more about the winners of this year’s competition here.

 The 2013 is now closed.

The judges for this year’s competition will be announced soon.


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