Thursday, 20 March 2014

PARK PUBLICATIONS U.K. - SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS



If you are intending to enter several of our competitions it may be worthwhile considering taking out an annual subscription to Scribble. In addition to receiving four issues of the magazine, you would be entitled to unlimited free entry in all our competitions. You may begin your subscription whenever you wish and your entitlement to free entry to the competitions lasts for the duration of the subscription. We run several competitions every year including the open short story competitions in Scribble.Annual subscribers can enter them all free of charge

An annual subscription to Scribble costs £15.00 (overseas £21.00). Inclusive of p&p.Pay online on the Scribble page or send a cheque made out to Park Publications.


ALL ENTRIES TO COMPETITIONS MUST BE PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED (INCLUDING INTERNET) AND THE WRITER’S OWN WORK. POSTAL ENTRIES MUST BE TYPED OR WORD-PROCESSED ON SINGLE SIDES OF A4 PAPER (OR SIMILAR). IF YOU ENTER BY POST AND WISH TO BE ADVISED OF SAFE ARRIVAL PLEASE ENCLOSE A STAMPED, SELF-ADDRESSED POSTCARD. ENTRY FORMS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT PLEASE ENCLOSE A COVER SHEET WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND TITLE OF ENTRY. AND DON’T FORGET THE USUAL SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE WITH CORRECT POSTAGE FOR RETURN OF UNSUCCESSFUL ENTRIES/CRITIQUE.EMAIL ENTRIES (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY) MUST BE IN THE MAIN BODY OF THE EMAIL AND NOT SENT AS AN ATTACHMENT. PLEASED INCLUDE TITLE OF STORY,APPROXIMATE WORD COUNT AND YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS INCLUDING POSTCODE.

WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY POST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. RESULTS OF ALL COMPETITIONS WILL APPEAR IN THE RELEVANT ISSUE OF SCRIBBLE.


THE SCRIBBLE (incorporating Debut) QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS

Short stories on any subject. Max. 3000 words. Entry fee…£3.00. With critique: £5.00. Cheques payable to Park Publications.

FREE ENTRY FOR ANNUAL SUBSCRIBERS.

Prizes of £75.00, £25.00, and £15.00 for the best three stories in each issue of Scribble, as chosen by the readers.

These competitions are ongoing: no closing date. Please see Scribble guidelines for further information or send s.a.e. for our leaflet 'Writing For Scribble'.

Annual subscribers can enter these competitions by email, free. Subscribe online now by going to the ‘Scribble’ page.


ARTICLE COMPETITION

2014

Theme: 'My Writing Day'.

Your article should be an entertaining account of a typical day in your writing life. Tell us how you approach things. Are you a 'planner' or do you write on impulse and just let the words flow? Where do you get your ideas? Where do you write? How does your writing affect your family/relationships?

Articles should be between 1000 and 1500 words.

Prizes: £50.00. £25.00. £15.00.

Closing Date: August 31st 2014.

Entry Fee: £3.00. Cheques payable to Park Publications. Free entry for annual subscribers.The winning entry will appear in the winter edition of Scribble, which will be published during December




THE SCRIBBLE THEMED SHORT STORY COMPETITION

2014 Theme: 'GOING HOME’

(Please DO NOT use the theme as your title)

Max. length: 3000 words.

Closing Date: November 1st, 2014

Prizes: £100.00. £50.00. £25.00.

Entry fee: £4.00. per story.

Cheques/Postal orders payable to Park Publications

FREE entry for all annual subscribers to our magazines

The winning entry will appear in the winter edition of Scribble, which will be published during December 2014. Other winners and selected short-listed entries will be published in later issues.

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