My Writing Journey

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This free writing competition is open to writers from around the world.

Write and submit a 600-word piece on the theme: The best writing tip I’ve ever received.

We’ll publish the best piece in our newsletter and on our blog – plus the winner receives NZ $200 (R2 000 or £100). Read the competition rules far below.

CLOSING DATE: 31 January 2022

Send your story to

Read our September 2021 Winner here:

Don’t Wait for The Muse – by Terri Mulholland

Writing Competition Rules:

  • Only e-mail submissions are accepted. Please copy and paste your piece into the body of the email. We do not accept attachments.
  • Mark your entry clearly with the subject line: My Writing Journey Competition.
  • Each story must have a unique title. Do not use the theme as your title.
  • Use a font such as Arial or Times New Roman, size 12 or more. Use 1.5 or double spacing between lines. We prefer a clear break (i.e. open line) between paragraphs, rather than indenting.

Read the past winning entries in our beautiful e-anthology ’22 Best Essays to Inspire New Writers’ – free to download. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW to grab your copy.

Or read the individual essays from past winners for the ‘My Writing Journey’



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