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Chip away!

Running for the third year, the ChipLitFest Short Story Competition is inviting entries. There is a first prize of £500, a second prize of £100 and a third prize of £50. This year’s competition is sponsored by storyselling site Penny Shorts, and the top ten stories will have the chance of being featured there. The judge is novelist Rachel Seiffert.

The competition is for short stories up to 5,000 words. All entries must be original and unpublished. Send stories typed in any font at 12pt, 1.5 or double spaced, on numbered pages. Include the title and word count on the first page. No cover sheet is necessary for online entrants. Postal entrants should include a cover sheet with details of name, address, email address, telephone and story title. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript.

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In this month's issue, we show you ten ways to improve your writing right now, and look at how to impress an editor and get your feature articles accepted. This month's star interview is crime bestseller and Rizzoli and Isles creator Tess Gerritsen, who opens her casebook to discuss murder, medicine and false memory. When you've polished your work and got it ready to submit, check out the Writers' News pages – packed with opportunities to get into print and competitions to enter, with £54,762 in writing prizes to be won.

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