Thank you to all of you who responded to my request for help in deciding which type of writing competition to run. I’ve taken note of every comment and I’m now pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 writing competition:
I’m running two competitions – a flash fiction competition up to 100 words and a themed short story competition for stories up to 1000 words.
Flash Fiction Competition:
Prizes: 1st £25, 2nd £15, 3rd £10
Entry fee: £2 for up to two stories
Word Limit: Stories of up to 100 words are invited on any theme.
1000 word themed story:
Prizes: 1st £75, 2nd £50, 3rd £25
Entry fee: £2 per story
Word Limit: Stories of up to 1000 words are invited on the theme of TREASURE. How you choose to interpret that theme is up to you. The treasure in question could be pirates’ treasure, treasure at the bottom of the sea or a treasured loved one. Perhaps the treasure is a much loved object from childhood or a treasured memory. Let you imagination go and see where it takes you.
Payment can be made by credit card or Paypal:
Cheques should be made payable to Esther Newton.
Entries should be submitted as e-mail attachments in Word or PDF format. In the body of the e-mail, please detail the following: your name, postal address, e-mail address, story title and word count.
For postal entries, please include a cover sheet with the following information: your name, contact details, story title and word count. If you want your story back, please enclose an S.A.E.
The title does not form part of the word count.
Your name should not appear anywhere on the story.
E-mail entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal entries to: Flash Fiction/1000 word Competition, 21 Fuller Close
Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4GS, England
Closing date: 31st May 2016
After many requests, I’m going to judge this competition myself. I’ve judged several short story competitions in the past and I’m thoroughly looking forward to seeing your entries. What am I looking for? Something a little different. I love stories which push the boundaries and entrants who think outside the box.
All winning entries will be published and showcased on the website.