A “Five Stop Story” can be read in five stops on the London Underground. This app features modern short stories by new writers and provides a short fiction fix in your busy life. Providing you sync the app, short stories will be available when you’re offline so the app is the perfect resource for using on the tube. This easy-to-use, intuitive app enables you to relax and escape with a bite-sized short story. The app is updated every week with new stories by exciting new writers. Why not discover a new writer on your way to work?’
They are targeted at a mainstream audience of commuters and students.
Throughout 2011 we are running monthly, free themed competitions to discover new writers to feature on the app. All writers who are successful in our competitions see their stories on the app. From January 2012, our competitions are changing. There will be a small entry fee and cash prize.
We are looking for publishable, proof-read stories of 1,000 to 3,000 words. Stories can be fictional or based on true events, but they must have a clear plot. We are not currently looking for "blog-style" stories.
This month's competition is free to enter and we welcome international entries as well as those from the UK. It is open to anyone aged 16 or over, with a maximum of three entries per person.
For the October competition you can choose to submit a story either on the theme of "Escape" or the theme of "Halloween." If you like you can even combine the two themes!
All winners, runners up and honourary mentions in this competition will be published on the website and on our mobile application for the iphone and ipad.