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250 Words Fiction Writing Competition

Part of Our Six-Week Writing Competition Extravaganza

250 Words Writing Contest

1st Prize: £100

2nd Prize: £75

Closing date: October 5th 2017

Entry fee: £2.00 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish Members

For this brand new writing competition and part of our writing extravaganza, you have just 250 words to craft a story but it must be around the photo on this page. We welcome creative interpretations of the theme but make every word count. The 250 words include the title so, think carefully about the starting point. We are looking for well-written, flowing story-lines that compel us to read on.


Submissions must be received on or before the closing date

Submissions must be written in English

Multiple submissions are acceptable providing the correct entry fees are paid

Stories must be original and previously unpublished

Maximum word count is 250 words including the title

Please paste your submission into the body of the email and mark the subject line 250 Words Writing Competition

Write, Learn and Publish members can enter for free. Find out more HERE.



Note: We endeavour to judge, award and publish the winner within 14 weeks from the closing date but this does depend on the number of submissions, the quality of work received and the difficulties in the judging process. Therefore, this is an approximate estimate and entry implies acceptance to the rules.

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