New Closing date for The Write Place Open Competition
OPEN WRITING COMPETITION
For writers of short stories and poetry
Our first writing competition will feature songs from the Rolling Stones and we will enjoy reading every entry.
Write a short story with one of the following titles:
19th nervous breakdown
Goats head soup
Get off my cloud
Write a poem in any form with the title:
Paint it black
Prizes: £50.00, Second £25.00, Third £15.00
For full rules, please refer to website.
Stories should be no longer than 1500 words.
Poems no longer than 30 lines
Results will be posted on our website www.thewriteplace.org.uk after 30th November 2009.
Ladder Writers contest
http://ladderwriters.com/contests.shtml - the competition will take place once a month, with the deadline at the end of each month. Submit a story with a word limit of 1500 words. This is a new site, so chances of
winning are high! Uses Paypal so international entries welcomed. There is a £50 cash
prize, and points given which allow you to rise up the ladder (the main concept). By
earning more points you can become a paid critter and finally a paid competition judge.
Entries costs £2.
Children's Story Competition
Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Barefoot Books, Tessa Strickland, is our judge for this year's Children's Story Competition. Renowned author in her own right, Tessa writes under the name Stella Blackstone and has published many enchanting books.
To enter and win cash prizes with your short stories, send us your original and unpublished work in no more than 1000 words.
Use one of these titles listed below to create your story: Take Flight; The Gangster's Convention; The Explosion; Eden's Garden; Weekly Report From the Front Line.
All entries must include your contact details and story title(s) on a separate sheet. Stories and payment can also be sent to us online or by post. The winners will be announced on 30 January 2010.
International Short Story Competition
We are currently seeking well crafted, original story submissions for our annual International Short Story Competition.
We appreciate that writers love the opportunity to explore with themes, genres and topics, so feel free to express yourself in words. The short story is an amazing medium where moments in time are captured, beginnings are nurtured and ideals scrutinized in depth. Capture the essence of the short story and bring to life your vivid imagination and look at ways to experiment and explore with this unique writing form.
You can submit and pay online or use the more traditional postal method. Please ensure that your contact details are placed on a separate sheet. All online submissions will receive an acknowledgment receipt.