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Historical Fiction Writing Competition August 2016 – Closed

Writing Competition

Ready to Step Back in Time?

1st Prize: £500

2nd Prize: £300
3rd Prize: £200
4th Prize: £100

Closing date: 30th August 2016

Entry fee: £3.50 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

 Do you love writing historical fiction or are simply fascinated by the past? Then try weaving a compelling story that effortlessly includes elements from days gone by but, has strong characters that interact effortlessly. You must use the above photo but we welcome imaginative interpretations of the theme. To be in with a chance of winning, make sure you have a strong opening and you hold our attention throughout. 

Your story must be unique and previously unpublished. You have a maximum of 1200 words including the title so make sure that every word counts.

 Remember that your story 


You must be aged 18 or over

Open to writers worldwide

 Maximum word count is 1200 including the title

Submissions must be original and previously unpublished

You must include reference to the above photo

You may enter multiple submissions providing the correct fees are paid

You must enter on or before the closing date

Submissions must be written in English

We welcome imaginative interpretations of the theme

Submissions must be pasted into the body of the email (unless otherwise specified) and sent to: or

Please mark the email subject line with the name of the competition i.e. Historical Fiction Writing Competition 

If you are a Write, Learn and Publish member, you are entitled to enter for free, please mark the subject line with your membership number. Want to enter any or all of our writing competitions for free? Sign up HERE

Payment must be made via PayPal. Please add the PayPal transaction reference number (given once payment is made) to your email. Alternatively, please include the PayPal email associated with the payment as this helps us to speed up the process.

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