Deadline: October 8, 2023
Entry fee: £9
About the competition
The competition is organized by Jude Higgins.
Entries can be on any theme or subject but must be original and written in English. They must also be for adult or young adult readers. Non-fiction and fiction written for children under 13 years is not eligible.
Maximum length is 300 words, title excluded.
Entries must not have been previously published in print or online, been broadcast or won a prize. The judge is Sara Hills. The standard fee is £9 GBP for one submission. Reductions are available for multiple entries.
We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.
- Entry is online via email and only through the gateway on this site. We do not accept postal entries.
- Entries will not be returned so please keep a copy.
- No major corrections or alterations can be made after entries have been received; minor edits – punctuation and spelling – can be made, but only up to the closing date of a round. Contact our help desk.
- There is no limit to the number of entries any single entrant may make.
- Entries are acknowledged by your receiving of a PayPal receipt.
- Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here.