Wordsmiths Short Story Competition

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Think of creating a piece of jewelry but you work with words, not gold. It could be intricate, ornate, studded with sparkling stones or large and awe-inspiring, a wonder to behold. The choice is yours wordsmiths but remember the judges walk among a gallery of the very best worldwide. Believe in yourself and write honestly from the heart. 

Rules for Submissions 

• Contestants may submit work in the English language (no other) on any subject and in any style, genre or presentation form

• Prose, poetry or a combination of the two are among the perfectly acceptable forms

• Work will be judged anonymously so the entrants name or details should not appear anywhere in the manuscript

• Entries are to contain a minimum of 1 word (no half words please) and there is no upper limit. Entries not adhering to this rule will be disqualified and contestants banned

• All entries must be submitted digitally to email address: bethestudent@icloud.com

• Entrants are asked to put ‘WORD 2020’ as the email subject and provide their FULL name, postal address, telephone number and brief bio (2-3 sentences) in the body of the email. Manuscript to be attached

• Clearly photographed handwritten work is acceptable (but no selfies please)

• The entry fee is £10 GBP. Please send via PayPal to bethestudent@icloud.com

• Deadline for submission is 15th Nov 2020

• Shortlisted contestants will be notified by 30th December and the winner will be announced by 1st February 2021

• All shortlisted entries will receive feedback

— — — —  and just in case — — — —

• By submitting you agree to all the rules

• Entry fees will be only be refunded for the winner. If the winning contestant has submitted more than one entry they will be refunded for all entries

• Excessively graphic or offensive content will result in the piece being disqualified

• The winning piece may be subject to minor editing or correction before publication on the webpage

• Rules are subject to change if necessary except one - you must be 18+ to enter
• Judges are considered capable of impartiality and contestants may not appeal their decisions (even if the same work has also been nominated for the Nobel Prize)


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