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No Way Out Fiction Competition – March 2016

Writing Competition

Ready to Flex Your Creative Writing Muscles?

1st Prize: £500
2nd Prize: £300
3rd Prize: £200
4th Prize: £100

Closing date: 30th March 2016

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

Feeling a little creative? Why not enter our brand new No Way Out! Fiction competition? To be in with a chance of winning, create a story using the character in the photo above. You only have 700 words so make every word count. Not sure where to start? The theme is No Way Out so you must plunge your character straight into a difficult situation. Then consider how the character thinks and feels. Is he moody, sad or wistful? Perhaps he is frightened or just resigned to the outcome.  Remember that your story must also be unique and previously unpublished.


You must be aged 18 or over

Open to writers worldwide

Maximum word count is 700 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Submissions must be original and previously unpublished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 added to 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. No Way Out Competition 2016

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.

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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