Post Content: Include:

  • Story name
  • Author name
  • Award name
  • And the complete text of your story.

If you don’t include these four elements your story won’t be considered. 

You can also include an image with your submission as per the award guidelines.{search_term}

Before you submit make sure you know what the judges are looking for and have read the guidelines.


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Email your submission to needleinthehaywritingcomp (@)

35 thoughts on “Submissions

  1. Hi, I have just re-submitted my story The Out-Shirts of Town. After I made the initial submission I found the guidelines page and recalled that last time I made a submission my entry had no formatting as I had not included the quick tags. I have now added them (and I admit I fixed a couple of typos!!). Oh yeh, I changed my image to a more appropriate one for the story. Hope that is OK.
    PS I’m still a bit unsure how font style and size can be controlled with this type of submission.

  2. In which format I have to submit the story like image means?

  3. I think I have successfully submitted my story “Crushed, a love song” for the NiTH Major Short Story Competition 2016 | What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Award.
    Now how do I pay you for my entry?

  4. Sorry, I submitted twice for the ‘Triumphant Return’ competition. Please disregard the first submission. I don’t think I copied and pasted it correctly.

  5. I do a lot of submissions to contests and usually place the story in the Upload File. I’ve done this here as well and yet it seems you wish it copied into the content box. Consequently I’ve done it in both places to cover all the bases.
    Apologies if this is a problem. Tassie Devils are not the brightest of marsupials.

  6. I am afraid to say that I think I just failed at submitting my entry “Blood Trees” to the Major Short Story Comp 2016 What We Talk About When We Talk About Love!!! I did not add my name or which comp I was entering. I have paid my entry fee just now but would like to know if this means I do need to resubmit and do it properly? Many thanks, Lisa

  7. I am trying to submit a piece for the Short Story competition, but I cannot log in.
    It will not accept my User Name: Panorizon even though I have an email that confirms it. I reset my password just in case.

    Is there some other way I can submit my story?
    Lynette Willoughby

    1. Hi Lynne, can you please drop us an email with your story. you can find the address the top of the page.

      Best Regards


  8. Hi. I’ve just submitted four entries to the ‘Love’ competition, with images, but failed to notice until the end that the file type of the images wasn’t acceptable. Does this mean I should resubmit the stories again, or have they been received without images? Do I need images? Thank you. Margaret Leggatt

  9. Hello again.
    I decided to follow Lisa’s lead (above) and submit them all again (as it’s so close to the deadline) with correct file types for the images. Sorry for my first time bumbling.
    Regards, Margaret Leggatt

  10. Hi there,

    I was submitting a piece for the Short Story competition and did so without formatting or an image file. I’ve resubmitted, please disregard the first submission and take the second as my official entry.

    Apologies for any inconvenience and thanks for considering my work!


  11. Hi, I’ve just re-posted my story “Wings and Fire” for the For the NiTH Major Short Story Competition 2016 | What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Award, as I’d missed a bit of formatting. Sorry about that.

    A quick question to do with the cover image – I don’t have any particular cover images for my stories. I have just used the pic that I use on my fb page, hope that’s okay. And is it okay to use it with two different stories? Thanks.

  12. Hi,

    I recently submitted and paid for my entry into the NiTH Major Short Story Competition 2016 | What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Award. Unfortunately I am yet to receive email confirmation of my entry. Can you provide me with any info about why that might be the case?

  13. Hi there,

    I just submitted an entry for The Evacuation Infatuation Award, out of curiosity do we receive an email confirmation once it is submitted? Also how to we go about requesting feedback from the judges? Thank you in advance!


    1. Hi E L, you should receive a confirmation email and it doesn’t look like we’ve received your submission. Give it another go or contact us at with your submission if that doesn’t work.

      Feedback is sent at the conclusion of he Award via email.



  14. Just checking that Angel Warrior went in – the page refreshed but no idea if it was submitted or not. Could you please let me know?

  15. Hi, I’ve just resubmitted my story after realising that if forgotten to put the story title, author and award name on my document as well as a typo. Hope this is okay.


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