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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Short story competition – any subject

WORDS Magazine short story competition, open to all writers throughout the world. Any subject.

Closes on June 30, 2014.
The prizes are: 1st - £50, 2nd - £25. Entry is FREE and all entries will be considered for publication in future issues of the quarterly magazine Words Magazine sold in aid of UK's Royal National Lifeboat Institute – the charity that saves lives at sea! [In fact, the RNLI has saved over 140,000 lives at sea since 1824.]

Shaun Peare – Editor, Words Magazine

You can order a free PDF copy at
For help with your writing see:
To purchase the  magazine on Amazon Kindle go to:

Authors’ Guidelines

Work should be typed, in double spacing, on A4 paper. E-mailed entries, as attachments, are acceptable providing this format is followed.

Entries must be the writer's own work, not currently entered into any other competition and should not exceed 2,000 words.

Author's name (or nom-de-plume) together with an approximate word count, must appear on the cover sheet. Manuscripts cannot be returned so we advise you to keep a copy for your records.

The winners will be notified by post and announced in the next available issue of WORDS Magazine and on their website. Unsuccessful entries may be submitted to other publications two months after the closing date.

Entries should reach Wordsmag on or before the closing date advertised.

Authors may submit as many entries as they wish.

All entries, whether successful or not, will be considered for publication in either a future issue of Words Magazine, in the library pages of their website or in a compilation of stories sold as an e-book. In all instances the authors will be contacted prior to any such publication.

Email entries should be sent as single files and ideally saved as either .doc, .docx or .txt files. Note that .pdf files are not acceptable.
A worthy cause, too. Good luck!


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