Competition Round-Up

Some competition news for you today:

Balsall Writers’ Competition 2012

Balsall Writers’ Competition 2012 is open for submissions of short stories (up to 2200 words) and/or poems (up to 42 lines).

There is a £100 first prize, £75 second and £50 third prize. The entry fee is £4. It is an open theme with a closing date of 31/10/2012 and the results will be announced a month later.

An entry form is required and this can be found here along with full details about the competition.

Erewash Writers’ Group Competition Update

Debbie has been in touch from Erewash Writers’ Group with an update on the charitable donation part of their 2012 competition – this donation has now reached £50.00. Entrants to the competition can nominate a favourite charity to receive this money, the names will be put into a hat and drawn at the end of the competition. The closing date for the competition is 27th June 2012 and details are here.

5minutefiction First Birthday Competition

And a quick reminder that the 5minutefiction First Birthday competition closes on 1st June 2012. Entry is only £2 and the first prize is £100 plus e-anthology publication for the top entries. The e-anthology from the site’s earlier competition is now available here – for less than the price of a magazine!

Good Luck if you decide to enter any of these!

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  1. #1 by juliathorley on May 24, 2012 - 11:43 am

    I’m in two minds about entering the 5minutefiction comp. If the final decision comes down to a public vote, even at 10p a shot, won’t the person with the most friends win?

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on May 24, 2012 - 12:00 pm

      Julia, I wish it wasn’t a public vote as well – it does end up as a popularity contest. I’m undecided about entering – the cheap entry fee is attracting me but the voting is putting me off!

  2. #3 by Dan Purdue on May 27, 2012 - 9:46 pm

    Hi Sally,

    I’ve tried to use the contact page of your blog to get in touch, but the form doesn’t work. You won my “Not So Perfect” competition – congratulations! Please get in touch with your address so I can send the book to you. (contact details in my recent blog post).

    • #4 by Sally Jenkins on May 28, 2012 - 12:10 pm

      Brilliant news, Dan! I’ve now sent you an email.

  3. #5 by Julia on July 28, 2012 - 10:26 am

    Sally, I’ve had word that I’m on the short list for the Erewash competition. Thanks for the tip-off about this one.

    • #6 by Sally Jenkins on August 1, 2012 - 7:39 pm

      Julia – brilliant news about the shortlisting! Hope you make th podium & get a medal!

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