Saturday, 22 July 2017

3 Great Writing Competitions You Can Enter For Free This Summer!

Hi Scribblers,

I've been having a nose around this morning and I've found three great writing competitions that you can enter this summer, that are absolutely free! So I thought I'd share them with you.

1. Costa Short Story Awards

This is a great competition to enter. The winner is chosen from five shortlisted stories that are posted on their website and voted on by members of the public, there's a cash prize of £3000, a word limit of 4000, and it's totally free to enter. So what are you waiting for?
The closing date is the 4th of August 2017.

2. Seat 14C Contest

This is a really interesting competition with a bit of difference. The challenge here is to write a short story from the perspective of the passenger sitting in seat 14C on a flight that accidentally winds up going 20 years into the future.
With great scope for an exciting sci-fi adventure, a prize package that includes a trip to Japan, and totally free entry, how could you resist this competition?
The closing date is the 25th of August 2017.

3. 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Commonwealth Writers

This competition doesn't open until the 1st of September 2017, so if you're thinking of entering then you've got a bit of time to prepare. You've got between 2,000 and 5,000 words to write the best piece of unpublished fiction you can, in English. Winners in each region win £2500, and an overall winner receives £5000. And it's completely free to enter!
The closing date is the 1st of November 2017, and with so much time to prepare your story you've got no excuse not to enter!

Happy Writing!