The Sophie King Prize: an exciting new competition for romantic fiction writers

We are pleased to announce The Sophie King Prize. This romantic fiction short story competition aims to discover a great new romance short story. The winning story will be chosen by best-selling novelist and short story writer Sophie King.

The competition is run by women’s fiction ebook publisher Corazon Books, which published Sophie’s own short story collection, Tales from the Heart, earlier this year (to rave reviews) and a new edition of her novel The School Run, which has reached #1 in the Women Writers and Fiction chart on Amazon.

This free-to-enter competition is open to both published and unpublished writers resident in the UK. The winning story will be recorded by a professional actor, and broadcast from a dedicated online audio player.

The winner will also receive a beautiful silver-plated jug and £50 gift voucher courtesy of The Handpicked Collection (

(And if you’re keen to enter, then may we suggest you check out our advice elsewhere on this site here and here. It might be helpful, y’know. – ed)

Entries must not have been previously published in any medium (including but not limited to print, audio and online).

The Sophie King Prize will launch on Monday 12th November in association with National Short Story Week. Entrants must submit a short story of between 2,000 to 2,500 words with a romantic theme. The submissions deadline is January 10th 2013 and the winner will be announced in March 2013.  More details at

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  • I’m interested in entering the Sophie King Prize but, while there is a bundle of info. about its launch, deadline for entries, max. word-count etc. I can’t find anything about where to submit. Is it to be e-mailed to Sophie King, sent to Corazon Books or what?