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Twist In The Tale Writing Competition

writing competition

1st Prize: £500.00

2nd Prize: £300.00

3rd Prize: £200.00

Closing date: June 5th 2017

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

Would you like full feedback on your entry? Pay an additional £5 using the relevant PayPal buttons below.

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Our Twist in the Tale competition is sure to be popular. All you need to do is craft a story that has a surprise ending. That’s it. But, they are not always as easy as they seem so remember to build up the momentum in the story and surprise us at the end.

You have 800 words or less including the title.

This creative writing competition has great cash prizes and publication for the overall winning submission. Do check out all the rules first and if you would like feedback on your submission, this is available for this writing competition.


You must be aged 18 or over

Open to writers worldwide.  When paying through PayPal, your currency is automatically converted

Maximum word count is 800 including the title

Submissions must be original and previously unpublished

You may enter multiple submissions providing the correct fees are paid

You may request full feedback although this is not-essential.

You must enter on or before the closing date

Submissions must be written in English

We welcome imaginative interpretations of the theme

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 (unless otherwise specified) and sent to:

[email protected]

Make your payment here – £3.50 by clicking on the PayPal button below. Or, if you wish to enter more than once, change the quantity on the PayPal form. If you are a Write, Learn and Publish member, enter for free. Simply email your submission directly to us.

Pay for entry and feedback here (£8.50) by clicking on the PayPal button below.

Write, Learn and Publish members – pay just £5.00 for your feedback. Click on the PayPal button below.

Note this is not a requirement of entry. If you prefer to just enter the competition, please submit your entry to [email protected]


Please allow 11-12 weeks for competition results to be announced, awarded and published. We only publish the winning submission. Entry implies acceptance to the rules.

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