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Message in a Bottle Writing Competition January 2015

Message in a Bottle

1st Prize: £200.00

2nd Prize: £150.00

3rd Prize: £100.00

Closing date: 15th January 2017

Entry fee: £2.50 or FREE to  Write, Learn and Publish members

Finances a little low after all the spending at Christmas and the New Year? Boost your funds by entering this fabulous new writing competition. There’s a limited word count so you must know your story from start to finish before submitting. We welcome creative interpretations of the theme but it must be about a message in a bottle. Ready to get started? Read the rules below:

You must be aged 18 or over

Open to writers worldwide

 Maximum word count is 65 not including the title Message in a Bottle

Submissions must be original and previously unpublished

You must include reference to the above photo

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 pasted into the body of the email (unless otherwise specified) and sent to:

[email protected]

Mark the subject line with Message in a Bottle Competition. Write, Learn and Publish members please add your membership number to the subject line also. 

Payments must be made via PayPal. Please put your PayPal reference number in the email also as this helps to reduce administration time. 

Make your payment here:


Note: We allow up to 11 weeks to judge, award and publish the winning submission. We only publish the overall winner to allow writers to be able to place their submissions elsewhere. Entry implies acceptance to these rules. 

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