Our competitions are open to writers of all ages and nationalities but entries must be in English.
Entries must be the entrant’s own work and must not have been prize winners in any other competition, or published commercially either on-line or in print.
Stories which have been work-shopped on writing/peer review sites are eligible.
Entry fees must be paid before submission.
Entries should be submitted as an email attachment in either Word or PDF format. There must be nothing on the manuscript to identify the entrant. A word count should be given under the title.
The accompanying email should be headed Competition Entry and include the title of your story and your name.
The word limit for the current competition is 600 (six hundred). This does NOT include the title. You can use less but not more.
Entries for the current competition close at midnight (GMT) on 29th February 2012
A short-list will be published on this site three weeks after the closing date. The final results will be available within six weeks of the closing date. Winners will be notified by email.
Winning entries will be published on this site.
No corrections can be made after receipt, nor entry fees refunded.
Entries will not be returned so keep a copy.
Copyright remains with the author.
Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in disqualification. If you have any queries regarding the rules please Contact Us.
The judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
£5 for one entry
£8 for two entries.
1st £ 300
2nd £ 100
3rd £ 50
We are delighted Lucy Floyd has agreed to judge our inaugural competition.
Eleven of Lucy’s novels, which include Yesterday and Baptism of Fire, were published before she turned to writing screenplays for film and TV. She remains a regular contributor of short stories and serials for magazines around the world. Her work has been translated into thirteen languages.
“I'll be looking for a good story with an uncontrived ending, and for tight, economic use of language which makes every word earn its keep. The entry can be in any genre, it's the way it's written that counts.”
Please note this is NOT the Lucy Floyd who writes for children.http://www.multi-story.co.uk/
Click on the link above and go to the contest official site