Timely Topic Halloween Competition
Halloween is just around the corner so what better time to do a scary writing competition? You can handle the theme literally or figuratively, and in any style or genre, poetry or prose, so feel free to submit any writing that fits the theme, of 500 words or fewer.
The winner will receive £100 or a writing critique, and publication on our website
How To Enter
Submit your story, 500 words, in a single doc, docx, txt, rtf or pdf file, using the links below.
Competition Closing Date
This competition is open for entries until 01:21 07 November 2018. Entries submitted after this date cannot be accepted.
Terms & Conditions
Entry is open to any writer and entries must be the original and unpublished work of the entrant which is not currently submitted for publication nor for any other competition or award.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 for subscribers and non-subscribers.
Manuscripts can be uploaded in pdf, doc, docx and txt formats.
Short story manuscripts - 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.
Poetry manuscripts - please layout your poems in single spacing with double spacing between stanzas, on single pages of your file, with a front page giving your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address.
4. Competition Judging
Competition judges will be appointed by Writing Magazine and their decision will be final, with no correspondence being entered into.
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.