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Psychological Thriller Writing Competition

Psychological Thriller Writing Contest

1st Prize: £400

2nd Prize: £250

3rd Prize: £100

Closing date: October 20th

Entry fee: £4.00 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish Members

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Are you up for the challenge? Can you tap into the dark realms of your mind and craft a psychological thriller? We are hoping you can.  For this writing competition,  we are open to creative interpretation and you can make it as dark and as sinister as  you like. Stretch the boundaries of this competition and you could be one of our winners. To give you a chance of winning, think about your starting point very carefully, you need to build up the tension and make us think deeply about the plot and any in-built layers.

Note: You do not need to use the character in the photo.

Do check out the rules:

Submissions must be original and previously unpublished

Submissions must adhere to the word count. 1200 words maximum including the title – which is of your choice

Submissions must be in English

Submissions are welcome from writers worldwide but writers must be aged 18 and over to win a cash prize

Submissions must be received on or before the closing date, send to [email protected]

Please mark the subject line with: Psychological Thriller

Multiple submissions are welcome providing the correct payment is made via PayPal

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Note: We endeavor to judge, award and announce the winner within a 14 week time-frame following the closing date, sometimes, we are able to announce sooner and at other times, it takes longer. This is dependent on the number of submissions and the quality of work. Also, word count naturally plays a part in the judging process. Where there are delays, we will announce in our Facebook group and in the FREE Creative Competitor News! Please join us and we will keep you informed. Entry implies acceptance to these rules.

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