Win your way to NAWGFest 2018

Sorry, this competition is closed for entries, please select a competition category from the menu on the left to view our current competitions.

In association with the National Association of Writers’ Groups, we’re asking you to write 1,500-1,700 words, fiction or non-fiction, on the theme of “unity”. There are no other restrictions on form, but your entry must be with us by the closing date of 30 June. The entry fee is £5, or free to members of NAWG as individuals or of writing groups affiliated to NAWG.

Find out more about the National Association of Writers' Groups, and NAWGFest, on the website:


One lucky writer could win a long weekend at the University of Warwick for NAWGFest 2018, 31 August-2 September, in this exclusive competition. One runner-up will receive a WM mini-critique of up to 9,000 words from a writing professional, worth £100.

How To Enter

Submit your story, of 1,500-1,700 words, in a single doc, docx, txt, rtf or pdf file, using the links below.

Please note that entry is free only to current individual members of NAWG, or members of groups affiliated to NAWG. If you are a member of NAWG, please state the name of your group on your cover sheet, or that you are an individual member.

Competition Closing Date

This competition is open for entries until 23:59 30 June 2018. Entries submitted after this date cannot be accepted.

Terms & Conditions

1. Eligibility
Entry is open to any writer and entries must be the original and unpublished work of the entrant which is not currently submitted for publication nor for any other competition or award. There is no limit to number of entries. Entrants retain copyright in their manuscripts.

2. Entry Fees
Fee for each entry is £5, or free for members of NAWG.

3. Manuscripts
Manuscripts can be uploaded in pdf, doc, docx and txt formats.
Please layout your entry in double spacing with a front page stating your name, address, phone number and email address. Please also state story title and word count.

4. Competition Judging
Competition judges will be appointed by Writing Magazine and their decision will be final, with no correspondence being entered into.

5. Notification
Winners will be notified within two months of closing date after which date unplaced entries may be submitted elsewhere. Winning entries may not be submitted elsewhere for twelve months after that date without permission of Writing Magazine who retain the right to publish winning entries in any form during those twelve months.