Monday 11 April 2016

Limnisa short story competition 2016 #writing #Competition #limnisa #ShortStory

Write a short story and win a writing holiday in Greece.

Entries must be- the author’s original, unpublished work

Fiction, of up to 3000 words (approx)

in English

submitted by April 15, 2016

one story per person

Open to anyone worldwide except for relatives or friends of the judges.

sent by email to:

as a word document (doc or docx) or PDF in Arial or Times New Roman, no headers or footers; the title on the first page

accompanied by an email with the author’s full name and email address and the title of the story

Entrance is FREE if - you LIKE our Facebook page or following us on Twitter:

and share the competition page on social media:

Optional - for a fee of £20 we will supply a professional evaluation of your story

We welcome stories on any subject coming from any genre, but what we are looking out for is writing with spark and conviction.

Judges: These will include published authors and publishers’ editors as well as a cross section of general readers. Their verdict will be final.

Winning stories:

will be announced on and on June 1st, 2016

will be contacted by e-mail

will be posted on with the author’s consent

all copyrights remain with the author


1st Prize:

One week Writers’ Retreat or Workshop in 2016 or 2017 at Limnisa, our seaside location near Agios Georgios, Methana, Greece: All inclusive: Full board, 7 nights accommodation in single room, optional daily yoga sessions, literary evening, use of all Limnisa facilities: beach, bikes, international library etc.

OR five online sessions of personal tutoring.

2nd and 3rd Prize:

50 % discount on the Writers’ Retreat or Workshop (see above).

OR a free online session of personal tutoring or feedback on written work.

2 Runners up:

25% discount on the Writers’ Retreat or Workshop (see above).

(Prizes are not transferable and are valid only in 2016 and 2017.)

Questions regarding entries should be directed to:

Good luck- we hope to see you at Limnisa in 2016 or 2017 !

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