Write What You Like

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The Pitch

As writers, we all have a style, genre or theme that inspires and excites us the most . In this competition, you get to decide what you would like to beguile the Judges with. You can write them a poem, a short story, a memoir of a time in your life, or even a flash fiction piece. The choice is yours. There is a 10,000 word upper limit, but there is no lower limit. Please read below for full Terms and Conditions. 

The Prizes

There will be 3 prizes offered. 

1st Prize £1500 and publication in a short story anthology. 

2nd prize £750

3rd Prize £500


The Rules - PLEASE READ, we don't want to disqualify you after all the effort you've made.


  • Entries must not exceed 10,000 words, excluding title and headers and footers.
  • Entries are welcome in any genre, theme or format including poetry. All entries must be in English. 
  • A £7 fee, is required per entry. Multiple entries are acceptable at £7 per entry.
  • This competition is open to anyone in the world over the age of 18 years.
  • Entries should not have the author’s name, or any other identifying marks, on the competition entry. Each page should contain the story title and page number at the top or bottom.
  • Please double or 1.5 line-space your text using 12-point Times New Roman, Arial or Georgia fonts.
  • The Closing Date is 28th of May 2021 and electronic entries must arrive by 23.59 UK time on that day.
  • Winners will be notified by 14th July 2021 and announced on The Wit To Woo website and / or Facebook Page.
  • Copyright remains with the author, although the winning entries will be published in a Short Story anthology by The Wit To Woo . Publication in the anthology, or on the website, is not guaranteed.
  • Electronic entries received after the closing date, and postal entries with insufficient postage or postmarked after the closing date will not be accepted but entry fees will not be reimbursed
  • No entries should have won or been placed in a competition or been previously published including on any third-party online platforms.
  • Entries may be submitted into concurrent competitions but must be withdrawn by the author if successful or published elsewhere.
  • Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant. Translations are not acceptable.
  • The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries failing to meet any of the above rules will be disqualified. Fees from disqualified entries will not be reimbursed, and any prize monies must be returned.
  • Entry indicates an acceptance of these rules.
  • The Wit To Woo reserves the right to cancel a competition at any time. All Fee's paid will be reimbursed in this event.


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