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Time to get away in peace and quiet, be completely looked after, no chores, and a chance to actually write! We have teamed up with Retreats For You to offer one lucky winner a four-night stay at a writing retreat in lovely Devon! 


- A four-night stay for one at Retreats for You in Sheepwash, Devon with a comfy room, cosy bed and likeminded company. Arrive Monday
lunchtime and leave Friday lunchtime.

- All meals, snacks and hot drinks provided. Plus enjoy free wine with evening meals

- Access to on-site facilities including a mini home gym, library of books to borrow, a piano, and even some friendly labradors for some doggy therapy
and countryside walks.

- Plus there is lovely Gastro pub opposite for a break if you want it, or just to finish that story.

Competition Sponsor

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How To Enter

Submit up to 500 words, fiction or non-fiction, with at least one mention of a Devon landmark

Submit your entry in a single doc, docx, txt, odt, rtf or pdf file, using the links below.

Competition Closing Date

This competition is open for entries until 00:00 04 April 2019. 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Entry is open to any writer and entries must be the original and unpublished work of the entrant which is not currently submitted for publication nor for any other competition or award.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. 

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

4. 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. The winner will need to choose from selected dates to stay at the retreat.

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