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The Girl in the Painting Writing Competition

Creative Writing Contest

1st Prize: £600

2nd Prize: £400

3rd Prize: £200

Closing date: February 28th 2018

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

For this writing competition,  you have up to 800 words to draw us into your story and to deliver an enticing tale about a painting  that has been found and then, to create and reveal the mystery that follows.  As always, we are open to creative interpretation and your story can be amusing or serious. We just want to believe it. So, consider who is this girl? Who painted her? What is their story? With only 800 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Submissions must be original and previously unpublished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. 800 words maximum including the title – which must be The Girl in the Painting

Submissions must be in English

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

Stories must be pasted into the body of the email. Please do not send attachments.

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

Please mark the subject line with: The Girl in the Painting

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

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