Tuesday 10 July 2018

Writers' Forum Short story contest

Short story contest
Want to see YOUR story
published in Writers’ Forum?

Three great prizes every issue

1st £300 2nd £150 3rd £100

All types of story are welcome, be it crime, comedy, romance, thriller, literary, twist in the tail, horror, SF etc
Stories MUST be between 1000 and 3000 words
Entry fee is £6 or just £3 for subscribers.

If your story is placed you will be notified and we will ask you to send a photo of yourself and a brief biography via email.

Optional feedback for just £5

Our judge Lorraine Mace can provide a page of personalised critique to help you improve your writing. The fee is just £5. You will receive feedback by email if you enter online or please include a stamped addressed envelope if you are entering by post.

Please choose one of the following links to be taken to the secure Select website to pay by card:
Subscriber entry (£3)
Subscriber entry with critique (£8)
Non-subscriber entry (£6)
Non-subscriber entry with critique (£11)

To enter send an email with your story attached as a Word-compatible file (.doc or .docx or .rtf). The document must be set out on plain A4, with double line spacing and good margin widths. Please indent the first line of paragraphs using either a tab or paragraph formatting (not spaces). On a title page give your name, address, phone number, email address, story title and wordcount. The address to send your entry to is:


Your entry will be forwarded to the judges as soon as all fees due have been paid and your subscriber status has been confirmed. To subscribe now please click here

Each month Sue Moorcroft selects illustrative examples to use in her workshop to show readers how to improve their writing. If you would like your story to be considered, please state this clearly in your email entry.

Good luck!

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