1st Place - ¬£300
2nd Place - ¬£100
2 x Runner's Up Prizes - ¬£50
All shortlisted entries will be collected and published in an anthology for the shortlisted writers, as well as being featured on this site in the Your Stories section.
The theme for the fictional short story is "Bingo".
Here's some ideas for potential areas the theme could embrace. It could be about a bingo hall and the staff, the game being played in a social club, charity bingo games, bingo games in school, bingo online, a bingo site chat room or whatever, the only stricture is that something to do with the game of bingo is featured in the piece.
We're not looking for a particular kind of fiction either, it could be a romance, a thriller, a horror, a comedy or anything!
The minimum length for the fictional story is 1500 words, the maximum 3000 words.
All entries must be in English.
Judging will be done by the editorial team of Playing Bingo, a number of whom are published writers. We've also enlisted the help of award winning novelist and short story writer Rachel Trezise to participate in the final judgement.
The competition is free to enter.
All entries must be original and unpublished (in print, digitally or on the web.)
The final date for entries is the 28th of February 2013.
Entries must be sent as either a Word doc file (.doc or .docx), or a plain txt file (.txt). Make sure each entry includes the title of the piece in the file but not your name and details. Please add your name and address to the email. No more than two entries are allowed per person.
Competition open to UK and Ireland residents, aged 18 and over.
Click on the link above and go to the contest official site