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Now or Never Creative Writing Competition

Now or Never Creative Writing Contest

1st Prize: £600

2nd Prize: £400

3rd Prize: £200

Closing date: January 28th 2018

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

For this writing competition,  you have only 800 words to tempt us with your story. It’s all about now or never. Acting in a way that changes the character’s life or, acting and living with regrets. There must be a sense of urgency, a sense of no-tomorrow or, of a vital deadline. As always, we are open to creative interpretation and your story can be amusing or serious. We just want to believe it. 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Submissions must be original and previously unpublished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 Now or Never

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: Now or Never

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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