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Magical Encounter Writing Competition July 2016 Closed

Magical Encounter

Feel the Magic?

1st Prize: £500

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

Closing date: 30th July 2016

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

Ready to feel a little magical? Take a look at the photo on this page and use it to kick-start your creativity. All you need to do to win one of our top prizes is to create a story that involves a magical encounter but it must pulse with life so that we engage our inner child and read with awe and wonder.

You have a maximum of 1500 words including the title so make every word count.

We want to start reading your story and to have our senses fully engaged right from the very first word. You don’t have to stick to the photo, let your creative thoughts take you on a magical journey all of its own, just make it vibrant, mystical and engaging.

 Remember that your story must be unique and previously unpublished.


You must be aged 18 or over

Open to writers worldwide

It must involve a magical encounter

Maximum word count is 1500 including the title

Submissions must be original and previously unpublished

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 send to: or

Please mark the email subject line with the name of the competition i.e. The Magical Encounter Garden 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.

Please note that we only publish the overall winning submission as this enables all other submissions to be submitted elsewhere. Copyright remains with the author.

We allow 11 weeks from the competition closing date to award, announce and publish the winning entry.

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