Home-Start Bridgwater Short Story Prize
Up to 2,200 words, open theme.
Prizes: £500, £200 and £100
Entry fee: £7, all proceeds to the charity.
Closing date 20 January

Bronte Society – Short Story Competition featuring a minor character from one of the Bronte novels, up to 3,000 words.
Prizes: £500, £250, £100
Entry fee: £10
Closing Date 31 January

Chudleigh Phoenix Annual Short Story Competition. 1,200-1,500 words, open theme.
Prizes: £250, £50, £25
Entry fee £5
Closing date 31 January

Nottingham Writers’ Club National Short Story Competition. Up to 2,000 words on the theme of ‘water’ for writers who have not earned more than £300 from short stories in 2014.
Prizes: £200, £100, £50, plus 5x£10 book tokens.
Entry fee: £5 (£12 for three)
Closing date 31 January

Fish Short Memoir Prize
Prizes: 1st £1,000, 2nd online course with Fish
Entry fee: 16 Irish Pounds
Details and online entry: http://www.fishpublishing.com

Bear in mind, there’s no need to wait for that January 1st Resolution!