Contest Rules

  1. All contestants must agree to the terms and conditions of our site.
  2. All entries must be in English.
  3. The competition is free to enter and open to anyone over the age of sixteen.
  4. Only standalone stories will be accepted, not those which are part of a series.
  5. There is a one story entry limit for submission into the competition.
  6. The overall winner of the competition is not eligible to enter further story contests on for six months.
  7. No fan fiction will be allowed.
  8. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and should not have been published or accepted for publication anywhere else, either in print or online.
  9. Entries that have been entered into any other competition whilst this competition is running - either in print or online - are not eligible.
  10. Full copyright of all entries is retained by the author, but Stories Space reserves the right to publish the winning stories for any PR related purposes. Winners must also grant the right to display their story for 12 months after the competition has closed.
  11. Entries may not be altered or edited once they have been entered. All edits will be permitted once the competition has officially closed and the winners have been announced.
  12. Winning entries will be posted on the original story contest page. Winners will be contacted via our private messaging systems, as well as email. If the author is not contactable within 60 days of us posting the results, or they do not claim their prize within this time, they will forfeit their prize and it will be used in future contests.
  13. Prizes will be outlined on each individual competition’s page. Prize money will be paid in US$, and either wired to the winners or sent via PayPal. The prizes can be transferred to Amazon gift vouchers should that suit the winner better.
  14. reserves the right to disqualify without notice or explanation, any author suspected of vote tampering, manipulation, cheating in any way, or plagiarism.
  15. We reserve the right to change the contest rules, substitute the prizes, or even cancel competitions for any or no reason.
  16. The judges decisions are final and no correspondence concerning any aspect of their choices will be entered into.
  17. Entry into the competition indicates acceptance of these rules.

If you have any questions regarding our contests or rules, please contact us.