Writers and Artists Short Story Competition
For published and aspiring writers alike - enter our free annual short story competition and be in with a chance of winning a place on one of Arvon's residential writing courses, as well as seeing your story published on www.writersandartists.co.uk.
To enter, all you have to do is submit a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words. And that's it. Unlike previous years, there's no theme for you to base your story on; all you have to do is make sure you're registered with the website, the subject line of your email reads 'W&A Short Story Competition 2021' and you send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for entries is midnight 12th February 2021. The winner of the competition - along with two runners-up - will be announced on the blog pages of this site in March 2021.
Don't forget to read the terms and conditions in full (below) before you enter. Please remember to register on www.writersandartists.co.uk before submitting your entry.
This year's judge
Judge to be confirmed shortly.
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