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The Secret Garden Writing Competition June 2016 – Closed

Writing Competition

Ready to Step Into the Secret Garden?

1st Prize: £500

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

Closing date: 28th June 2016

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

Ready to get inspired? Our new creative writing competition will test your creativity but it’s worth it. Imagine winning the top prize of £500. Using the photo published here, write a story in 1000 words or less including the title. Make sure you do not go over over the specified word count so start your story right in the key moment so that it draws us in straight away.  Remember that your story must be unique and previously unpublished.


You must be aged 18 or over

Open to writers worldwide

Maximum word count is 1000 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Submissions must be original and previously unpublished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 sent to:

Please mark the email subject line with the name of the competition i.e. The Secret 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 12 weeks from the competition closing date to award, announce and publish the winning entry.

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