Shoreline of Infinity

Science Fiction magazine

We are looking for short stories up to 5,000 words.

We are looking for a good science fiction story. Something that gives reality a tweak on the nose, an idea that makes us stop and think.

Broaden our horizons – look beyond the Shoreline.

Full details on the Submission Page.

Visible from the Shoreline of Infinity HQ  at the Ship Inn are fascinating landscapes—illustrated by Becca McCall and Siobhan McDonald in Issue 8 of Shoreline of Infinity and at  Let these illustrations – singly or together – inspire you to create a story. We’re looking for flash fiction, which we’re defining as a maximum of 1,000 words. 

Just remember, Shoreline of Infinity is a science fiction(ish) magazine, and your story must be science-fictional.

Prizes: £40 for the winning story plus 1 year digital subscription to Shoreline of Infinity. Two runners-up will receive 1 year digital subscription to Shoreline of Infinity
The top three stories will be published in Shoreline of Infinity –  all three finalists will receive a print copy of this edition.


The best stories submitted will be published in 2018 in an anthology, and each contributor will receive a digital copy and a pro-rata share of the royalties. 

The Detail

Maximum 1,000 words. 
Maximum 2 stories per submitter. 
Deadline for entries: midnight (UK time) 30th September 2017.

There’s no entry fee but you will be asked to enter a secret code word obtainable only from reading issue 8 of Shoreline of Infinity: 

you will be asked to enter the second word of the second paragraph of a randomly selected story in Issue 8 when you submit your story.

What to Submit

Submit a neatly formatted manuscript using Times 12 point double-spaced in Word format (.doc docx). Please use the submission process here - emailed manuscripts will be ignored.

Submit only one story at a time.

Response Time

We will announce the winners in issue 10 of Shoreline of Infinity (published in December).

Good luck, everybody!