Short Story


write & grow side by side with the best aspiring writers in English in Sofia

Sit Down & Start Writing

It's time to write your best short story in English

writer at a desk.jpg

Sofia Writing Challenge is a series of creative writing challenges and courses in English.

Every course begins with an entry challenge so only the most motivated people will get in.

Our next course will be on short stories. So sit down & start writing! ♥

How to Join

Sofia Writing Challenge

Here's how it works in 3 steps

1 DE333A 54%.png
2 DC242C 50%.png
3 CE2128 47%.png

step 1

Beat the Entry Challenge

To join our course on short stories, you'll have to pass an entry challenge.

The challenge is to write a short story, 2000 words max, that starts with:

"It’s actually the Milky Way, said John".

When ready, email your story to with your names and phone number.

step 2

Be in Top 10 & Join the Course

The writers of the 10 best short stories in the entry challenge will be invited to join our next course.

The course will have 10 writing sessions and 1 final event.

Your tutor will be UK author and university teacher Tom Phillips, who'll take you on a creative trip you'll never forget.

step 3

Write & Win Awards

At the final event, we'll celebrate your progress and masterpieces.

We'll also give 2 big awards: Best Short Story Award & Readers' Award.

The winners and the other participants  will also receive various prizes from us and our partners.

Beat the Entry Challenge

Here's the timeline

Sofia Writing Challenge Entry Challenge

Deadlines & Fees

The faster you send us your short story in the entry challenge, the more likely you'll be to get the best fee

writers collage.JPG

18 Dec | Super Early Bird Deadline

If you meet this deadline and your story is among the best 3, your course fee will be 400 lv

29 Dec | Early Bird Deadline

If you meet this deadline and your story is among the best 3, your course fee will be 450 lv

15 Jan | Final Deadline


If you meet this deadline and your story is among the best 4, your course fee will be 490 lv

Any Deadline | Students Discount

If you're a school or university student (up to a master's program), your course fee will be 400 lv, no matter the deadline

Partners ♡

English Meetup Club Logo.png

English Meetup Club

Sofia International Film Festival logo b

Sofia International Film Festival


SOHO Coworking Space


Colibri Publishers

Soul Cinematic logo circle web.png

Soul Cinematic

Dom na kinoto.png

Dom na kinoto/Cinema House

Organizers ♡


A contemporary private language & culture center where everyone, from little children to adults, really actually learn English through a variety of programs and approaches.


Tom Phillips is a writer and a guest lecturer at various British and Balkan universities. He’s been published in many magazines, anthologies and pamphlets and has published four books of poetry.

Svetoslava Koynova.jpg

Svetoslava Koynova

Part Time Language & Culture Center

Get in Touch

+359 883 496 235

  • facebook

Your details were sent successfully!