The Free Association Books short story competition 2018 is now open for submissions! 

Stories should be no more than 2,500 words in length, and they must be original, unpublished work.  This year’s theme is ‘truth’ – there’s no age limit and no restriction on nationality – we are open to all writers.

The winner will receive a £50 prize plus any two books from our current catalogue.  The winning entry will be published on our website along with a runner-up.

Entries should be submitted via email to

Please make sure your name and contact details are clearly marked on your entry.  Only one entry per person.

Competition closes at midnight on Friday 9th March 2018.  We will announce the winner on Friday 6th April 2018.