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OPEN TO ALL Short story competitions 2016

All the competitions previewed on this page are open to any writer. Enter online at or see the relevant issue of Writing Magazine for more details. Prizes are £200 and £50 each month, with publication in WM for the winner.



1,000 WORDS

July’s competition invites stories with a maximum word count of 1,000 words, short enough to require tight, well-paced writing but long enough to encompass the classic beginning/middle/end. So here is your chance to try this ‘ideal’ length — and your story can be on any subject or theme.

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FREE 2016 Competition supplement: Win £400,388 in over 250 writing competitions • The bigger prize: Why comps are good for you , win or lose • Beat the Brontës: Explore Charlotte's style and try your hand in our special competition • How to: Craft credible historical fiction Use humour in your writing Learn from the short story masters • Star interview with TV scriptwriter Sally Wainwright, Bafta-winning author of Happy Valley

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