the short story magazine

Short stories always welcome from new and established writers. Articles about writing; newsletter containing feedback from readers. Critiques offered on all unsuitable work (FREE for annual subscribers). At least 84 pages in each issue.

Over £100.00 in prizes in each issue.

Awarded ‘Best Short Fiction Magazine 2007’ in small press category, by Writers’ Grand Circle,

for consistent quality of content and production.

‘The judges were delighted to award Scribble the top award for short fiction because it provided the most constant opportunity for new and emerging writers to be published. This fine publication provides constant quarterly opportunities for creative people.

The judges commented on the strong design, providing a recognisable image; the critiques were honest and reflected views of a constructive manner both praising and pointing out perceived short-comings. The judges were delighted to learn the publication is about to enter its tenth year of publication.’

Writers' Grand Circle
December 2007

2008 Awards:

1st in Class

‘Small Press Magazines for experienced and emerging writers of short fiction in UK’

‘Scribble has strong design values and it has an excellent rapport with writers.

The short fiction content was of a very high standard. The editorial control was constant and the low cost and free entry for subscribers offered real value.’

Writers’ Grand Circle
December 2008.

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SCRIBBLE, the short story magazine, was launched at the beginning of 1999

and has developed into one of the UK's most popular general fiction magazines.

Scribble is in A5 booklet format and is published quarterly; Scribble contains a wide range of high quality fiction from new and established writers.

Each issue contains 84 pages of entertaining short stories including a letters’

section where readers can pass comment on the stories and the magazine in general.

The three prize-winning stories are chosen each quarter by a readers’ voting system.

LENGTH...Ideally 1000 to 3000 words

SUBJECT...Any subject.

PAYMENT...Prizes of £75.00, £25.00, and £15.00, as chosen by the readers for the best three stories.

For all other stories, a complimentary copy will be given.

Annual subscribers whose work is published will also receive a credit voucher to the value of £4.50.

Stories from non-subscribers are welcome but must be accompanied by the entry fee.

Entry fee is £3.00 per story or £5.00 if a critique is required (cheques payable to Park Publications).

Free unlimited entry for subscribers.

Why not become an annual subscriber and take advantage of email submissions?

You can send stories by email and receive a free critique on any unsuitable

work without paying entry fees or expensive postage prices.

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Publishers of SCRIBBLE – the short story magazine.



‘For consistent quality and value for money’

‘The judges couldn’t find better opportunities for writers of short fiction than the above three titles in the UK.’