Mash Stories Magazine
Mash Stories is a short story competition with a community soul. We offer a quarterly short story competition whose shortlisted submissions are featured on the website, in the magazine, and on a weekly podcast. We assign three randomly-chosen words each quarter and challenge writers to incorporate them into a story of 500 words or fewer. Impress us; we're looking for your best work.
Mash Stories is all about discovering talent. We want to be the place writers come to when they're just starting out, and the place to whom publishing houses pay attention. We are staffed by writers, so we run our competition with a fresh look on feedback, respect, and encouragement. Our judges are also writers themselves, and their votes aren't the only ones that count. Every shortlisted story is posted on our website immediately, not at the end of the competition, to be voted on by your peers.