Have you entered a writing competition recently and not come anywhere? You’re not alone. I remember that sinking feeling, when I clicked on a link to the shortlisted entries and my name wasn’t among those on the list. But I wasn’t about to give up and kept studying prize-winning stories. What was it about them that made the judge pick them out? The writing? The story? The characters? If there’s a judge’s report, read it to see why they chose that particular story as the winning one.
It was a wonderful feeling when I had my first competition win. Want to feel that buzz and excitement but don’t know where to start? Then take a look at the winning stories from The Writers Bureau’s short story competition, as well as the judge’s comments.