Short story contest1st £300 2nd £150 3rd £100All types of story are welcome, be it crime, comedy, romance, thriller, literary, twist in the tail, horror, SF etc- Stories MUST be between 1000 and 3000 words- Entry fee is £6 or just £3 for subscribers.- If your story is shortlisted you will be notified and we will ask you to send a photo of yourself and a brief biography via email.Optional feedback for just £5Our judges Sue Moorcroft and Jan Jones can provide a page of personalised critique to help you improve your writing. The fee is just £5. You will receive feedback by email if you enter online or please include a stamped addressed envelope if you are entering by post.
Poetry Contest1st £100 3 runners-up Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and FableFREE CRITIQUE! If you would like your poems to receive a short critique from poetry editor Sarah Willans, please enclose an sae with your postal entry or state your request clearly in your email entry- Poems must be original and unpublished – this includes newspapers, magazines, books and websites. Publication on private online forums that are password-protected and in private letters and emails does not count.- Poem must be a maximum of 40 lines.- Give your name, postal address, phone number and email address.- Add a brief biography of yourself: age, occupation, family, writing career to date, ambitions etc.- State whether you would like your poem to be considered for a free workshop in the pages of Writers' Forum.- Entry fee is £5 for the first poem, £3 for subsequent poems in the same entry.
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