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Writers' Forum (Poetry and Short Story Competitions)

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Writers' Forum is a UK based magazine, although the competitions are open to all nationalities worldwide so long as the entries are in English. The magazine can also be downloaded as an app on an iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. They hold monthly contests for both poetry and short stories. It does cost to submit entries, but in general, the prices aren't too bad. There is no age limit for entrants.

Short Story Contest

Short story contest

1st £300
2nd £150
3rd £100

All 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 £5

Our 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 Contest

Poetry Contest

1st £100
3 runners-up Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

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- Poems must be original and unpublished – this includes newspapers, magazines, books and websites.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.

Click here for more details about the magazine and the competitions.
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