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The Storm Writing Competition

The Storm Writing Competition

1st Prize: £400

2nd Prize: £250

3rd Prize: £100

Closing date: December 5th 2017

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

For this writing competition,  you have only 700 words to capture the energy and atmosphere of the storm. We want to visualise the dark clouds rolling in and the grey skies. We want to feel the gathering breeze and hear the clap of thunder as if we were there. We don’t want to just hear about thunder and lightning however, you do need to create a strong story and weave the storm into the plot, making it significant. With only 700 words, you must start your story at just the right point so to create a compelling plot.

Note: You do not need to use the photo.

Do check out the rules:

Submissions must be original and previously unpublished

Submissions must adhere to the word count. 700 words maximum including the title – which must be Temptation

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: The Storm

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

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We aim to judge, award and publish the results within 12-16 weeks. Entry implies acceptance to these rules.Please note as always, we only publish the overall winner to allow those in 2nd and 3rd place to resubmit their work elsewhere.

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