Humour short story competition

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A short story is the perfect vehicle for humour writing, but it’s rare for WM writers to enter funny stories in our regular monthly competitions, so we want something different this month. Whether with wry satire or outright farce, all you have to do is make us laugh.

Your story should be the usual 1,500-1,700 words and the closing date is 15 March.

Prize

The winner will receive £200 and publication in Writing Magazine, with £50 and publication on the website for the runner-up.

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.

Competition Closing Date

This competition is open for entries until 23:59 15 March 2017. 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Entry is open to any writer and entries must be the original and unpublished work of the entrant which is not currently submitted for publication nor for any other competition or award.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 BUT ONLY £3 for subscribers to Writing Magazine.

3. Manuscripts
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.

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.

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