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The Man in the Hat Writing Competition

Writing Competition

1st Prize: £500.00

2nd Prize: £300.00

3rd Prize: £200.00

Closing date: May 15th 2017

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

For our latest writing competition, you must use the photo depicted here, and base your story around this character. Who is he? What is he up to? It’s up to you. You have just 1000 words or less including the title. We welcome creative interpretations of the theme. Just bring your story and characters to life.  You don’t have to use the photo depicted here.

You have 1000 words or less including the title – which should be The Man in the Hat.

This creative writing competition has great cash prizes and publication for the overall winning submission.


You must be aged 18 or over

Open to writers worldwide

Maximum word count is 1000 including the 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Submissions must be original and previously unpublished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

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 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.


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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