‘We’re asking you to write up to 500 words, fiction or non-fiction, or a poem, on the theme ‘hero’. Whether you choose to directly pay homage to our current heroes in the essential services, or prefer to focus on a different type of hero is up to you – you’ll still be helping the cause with your entry fee.
And don’t forget that essential services doesn’t just mean the doctors, nurses and carers on the front lines. There are also all the emergency services, the utilities providers, public transport and lorry drivers ensuring the country doesn’t grind to a halt, vets, charity workers, the shop assistants keeping our shelves stacked, and the teachers and childcare providers looking after all their children.’
Entry fee: £5
There is no prize money, but 100% of entry fees will be donated directly to the NHS.
Closing date: 30th May 2020.
Winning entries will be published in Writing Magazine or online.
To find out more, please visit the competition page.