WRITESTARS’ NEW WRITING COMPETITIONS
Summer Write – Prize £250. In up to 1,000 words, send us a short story in any genre. Must be set in summer – blue skies, gentle breezes, adventure, love, fantasy – anything you want to write about, we’d love to read. To mark Helen M Hunt’s short-story masterclass in Manchester on 20 September. Deadline is midnight on 20 September, so you have all summer to write!
AS ALWAYS, original work and unpublished writers only please. Entry fee for all competitions: £3.50 (£1 goes to literacy charity Children in Crisis). Entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to WriteStars Ltd, 43 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5FJ. Please read full rules and conditions on our website at www.writestars.co.uk.
NEW: ‘Chapter One, Brighton’ writing competition, prize £100. To mark Isabelle Goddard’s WriteStars workshop ‘Past Perfect’, on writing the perfect historical novel, in Brighton at the Old Ship Hotel on 15 June. In up to 300 words, write the start of a story and make us really want to know what happens next. Must feature Brighton. Closing date: Midnight, 15 June. PRIZE £100.
NEW: ‘Chapter One Cambridge’ to mark Tamsyn Murray’s Write for Children and Young Adults’ masterclass in Cambridge on 12 July. In up to 300 words, write the start of a story and make us really want to know what happens next. Must feature Cambridge. Closing date for the competition: Midnight, 12 July. PRIZE £100.