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The Locked Door Fiction Writing Competition

Writing Competition

1st Prize: £200

2nd Prize: £150

3rd Prize: £100

Closing date: September 20th 2017

Entry fee: £2.50

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This writing competition is all about a door and our opening line:

The door was locked. Now what was she going to do?

This must form the first sentence and it’s your job to continue the story through to completion. Take a look at the photo of the door above or, write about a completely different door and building. What happens in your story is entirely up to you – it can be mysterious, romantic, dangerous or, in fact, anything you like but you only have a maximum of 600 words including the open line and the title The Locked Door.

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You must be aged 18 or over

Open to writers worldwide.

When paying through PayPal, your currency is automatically converted

Maximum word count is600 and this includes the opening line and 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Submissions must be original and previously unpublished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

We will judge, award and publish the results within 12-16 weeks. Entry implies acceptance to these rules.

Payment must be made via PayPal and please add the payment reference number to the email. Write, Learn and Publish members should just email their submission to us adding their unique membership number to the subject line of the email.

Submissions must be pasted into the body of the email and sent to:

[email protected]

Make your payment here – £2.50 by clicking on the PayPal button below.

Or, if you wish to enter more than once, change the quantity on the PayPal form.


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