Thanks to Patsy Collins for highlighting yet another free short story competition on her blog, this time courtesy of the ‘bible’ that is ‘The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook’ (and if you’re wondering what do to with that ‘extra’ hour, maybe you could start thinking about an entry for this?)
The theme is ‘freedom’. Do you like competitions that have themes, or not? I like the fact that they usually force entrants to write something specifically for that particular competition. If you happen to have written a story that fits the theme, good for you but it’s not generally a good idea to try to ‘force’ a story you have in your stockpile (stockpile! I wish…!), to fit a theme, because the judges will be able to tell and won’t like it! 😦
You’ve got until 15th February 2013 to enter this one and the first prize is a rather lovely £500 AND a place on an Arvon course of your choice (which is worth over £600, by the way). 🙂
The competition is “open to all ages, professions and nationalities” BUT, note, you do have to register on the Writers’ & Artists’ website in order to be able to enter. Read all the rules on the website.
You’ll notice that there are a few other writing competitions on the same page as the Short Story competition (below) but don’t get all excited, like I did because they are ALL OVER! But I’ll keep an eye on the website from now on because they obviously run competitions fairly often.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!