Monday, 11 February 2013

The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2013 short story competition and travel fiction competition

Found these two competitions on the Writers' & Artists' website:

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2013 Short Story Competition

For published and aspiring writers alike - enter the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2013 short story competition and you could win:
  • a cash prize of £500
  • a place on an Arvon Foundation residential writing course of your choice*
  • publication of your story on the Writers' & Artists' website
All you have to do is enter a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words, on the theme of 'freedom' and email it to with "WAYB13 competition" as the subject line.
The closing date is 15 February 2013.
The Arvon Foundation runs four historic writing houses in the UK, where published writers lead week-long residential courses. Covering a diverse range of genres, from poetry and fiction to screenwriting and comedy, Arvon courses have provided inspiration to thousands of people at all stages of their writing lives. Find out more and book a course online at
Don't forget to read the full details, terms and conditions before you enter and please remember to register on before submitting your entry. Good luck! 

Travel fiction competition

Thanks to Directline Holidays, Writers' & Artists' have a Kindle to give away. Perfect if you're a regular globetrotter; the Kindle fits into a pocket and can hold a staggering number of books.
To Enter
The physical location of your story can have a striking impact on the emotional landscape your characters navigate. The location of your story guides the mood and tone of your writing and can shape your characters' beliefs and behaviour.
The challenge is to write a short story which brilliantly evokes a location of your choice. They're looking for lush description that amplifies the story, immerses them in another time or place, or renders a familiar location strange. They want to see characters that are wrought in the context of their location and hope to find a short story with plenty of life, detail and imagination.
The story must be no more than 500 words and entries should be submitted to before 28 February 2013.
First prize: An Amazon Kindle e-book reader
Second prize: A copy of Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2013

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