Sunday, 7 February 2016

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2016 Short Story Competition #Writing #contest #competition

For published and aspiring writers alike - enter the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2016 short story competition and you could win:
a cash prize of £500
a place on an Arvon residential writing course of your choice
publication of your story on

We're offering you the chance to win £500, plus a place on an Arvon writing course of your choice! All you have to do is enter a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words, on the theme of 'ageing' and email it to with "WAYB16 competition" as the subject line.

The closing date is midnight on Monday 15th February 2016. The winners of the competition will be announced on this site in March 2016.

Arvon run three historic writing houses in the UK, where published writers lead week-long residential courses. Covering a diverse range of genres, from poetry and fiction to screenwriting and comedy, Arvon courses have provided inspiration to thousands of people at all stages of their writing lives. Find out more and book a course online at

Don't forget to read the full details, terms and conditions (below) before you enter. Please remember to register on before submitting your entry.

Good luck!

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