Monday, 22 September 2014

Announcing the Writers Bureau Flash Fiction Competition


The Writers Bureau are running a Flash Fiction competition this year. I mention it here, because although I only dabble in fiction, it can be a great exercise for any writer to undertake. The whole point of Flash Fiction is that it is short - and the Writers Bureau’s competition asks for a story in no more than 500 words, on any theme. (And remember what I said a couple of weeks ago in my post http://simonwhaleytutor.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/competitions-lead-to-new-work-being.html)

Prizes include:

1st Prize
£300 plus the choice of any
Writers Bureau Course
2nd Prize
£200 plus subscrition to 
Freelance Market News
3rd Prize
£100 plus subscriptiion to 
Freelance Market News


The rules for the competition are:

 1. The fee is £5.00/$8.00/€6 per entry  or three entries for £10/$16/€12 . There is no
limit on the number of entries competitors may send provided each one is accompanied
by the correct entry fee. Sterling cheques and postal orders should be made payable to
The Writers Bureau. [Note: we only accept personal cheques drawn on a UK bank.]
Only sterling, American dollars or Euros are accepted in currency. Subscribers to
FMN have the reduced fee of £4.00/$7.00/€5 per entry  or three entries for
£8/$17/€10 .
2. Stories must not exceed 500 words and must be typed using double spacing. All work
must be in English.
3. For postal entries, each story should start on a separate sheet of paper.
4. Work may be on any theme but should not have been previously published.
5. No competitor may win more than one prize.
 6. The author’s name must not appear on any work but should be entered on the Entry
Form or attached on a separate sheet of paper.
7. Copyright remains with the author but prize winners must agree to publication in a
single issue of Freelance Market News, plus permission to include the work on The
Writers Bureau website for a period of up to twelve months.
8. Entries cannot be returned to contestants; so please keep a copy.
9. Receipt of entries will only be acknowledged if accompanied by a stamped, selfaddressed
postcard. Results will be available on the Writers Bureau website from 15th
January 2015. Winners will be notified individually.
10. Entries that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified and entry fees will not
be returned.
11. Current employees of The Writers Bureau are not eligible to enter the competition.
12. The Judge will be Diana Nadin, Director of Studies.


The closing date for entries is 30th November 2014

Why not give it a try?


Good luck!

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