…it might be a bit quiet round here! Our next winning pieces will be published in October – here’s why the gap:
This summer we are extending our monthly competition so that rather than having three 500-word challenges, we’re having one prompt for 1,500-word pieces over the next three months, July-September. From October the usual monthly competition will resume.
You can write in any genre, and we welcome fiction, non-fiction, flash fiction, poetry and scripts; there is no minimum word limit. It can be a complete piece (or three shorter linked pieces!), or a stand-alone extract of a longer work.
For July-September the theme is music –
…whether it’s music to your ears, or time to face the music, your piece could centre on a swan-song, an ear-worm, or a one-man-band. Maybe your characters meet at a concert, disagree on which is ‘their’ song, or walk through life wearing headphones.
As usual, submissions will be read anonymously by a Reader, and their favourites published on this site. There is also the possibility that a print anthology will be created of these pieces early in 2019 – you will be notified if your work is selected for this.
Please note: there is now a google form for submissions here. The email address is still monitored for enquiries and other communications, but from now on please submit your competition entries via the form.
We will aim to have the winning pieces published as soon as possible in October, but please bear with us – it can take our Reader time if there have been a lot of entries! All entrants will be notified when the winning pieces have been published.
Deadline for submissions: 30th September 2018
[This text is copied from our home-page, full guidelines for entries can be found there.]