Before you enter, check our competition rules.
If you can’t find the information you need, please
● Your story must be your own, original, work. It must not
● Your story must not be currently entered in any other
● Your story must be no more than 1000 words long.
● You must write on the competition theme. The theme will be announced
● You can enter as many times as you like. Entry
● Three prizes will be awarded – £100, £50 and £25.
● The judges’ decision is final. We reserve the right to extend the competition
● The competition is open to writers from any country
● The author retains the copyright. 1000 word challenge has the right to publish
How do I enter?
Please email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please attach a Word document or PDF of your story to
Please include your full name in the email, and tell us if
Please don’t include your name anywhere on your story.
How should I format my entry?
Please submit a Word document or PDF of your story. Text should be double
What happens if I win?
If you win, we’ll contact you by email with
We might ask for more information about you to
What are you looking for?
Above all, we’re passionate about good stories, well told.
We’re looking for an original approach to the
We don’t mind which genre you choose – we’re fans of literary
Do you give feedback?
Yes, we do. For an extra £5, we’ll give you structured,
Where can I find out more?
If you can’t find the information you’re looking for,
We hope you’ll check our social media regularly and we can build a
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