Lancashire Authors’ Association Open Competition 2016

Peter Jones has been in touch from the Lancashire Authors’ Association to tell me about their 2016 Open Competition.

The competition is for a short story in exactly 100 words (excluding the title) on any theme or subject. There is a prize of £100 up for grabs which is sponsored by Langtec Composite Tube Manufacturers and in my opinion £100 for 100 words is a pretty good rate per word!

Entry is by email or post and the entry fee is £3 (or £2 if you are a member of the association).

Closing date is 31st October 2016. Check the full rules before entering.

A short story in exactly 100 words is known as a drabble. There are some useful tips on about writing to such a tight word count and lots of examples. You can also publish your own drabbles on this website for others to read (but don’t publish the one you want to enter in the competition!).

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  1. #1 by juliathorley on April 7, 2016 - 3:12 pm

    Thank you, Sally. I do love a cheeky drabble.

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on April 7, 2016 - 3:19 pm

      ‘A cheeky drabble’ – what a lovely turn of phrase, Julia!

  2. #3 by Bobby Fairfield on April 7, 2016 - 4:35 pm

    Reblogged this on Recommended book and blog news, poetry and tarot inspiration and commented:
    One for the diary

  3. #5 by Patsy on April 10, 2016 - 6:43 pm

    £1 a word does sound pretty good.

    • #6 by Sally Jenkins on April 10, 2016 - 6:53 pm

      If only such a rate of pay were common, Patsy!

  4. #7 by hilarycustancegreen on April 22, 2016 - 8:45 am

    I must try my hand again. The best money I ever received from writing was £20 for a story in 50 words that happened to win (plus a bottle of whisky).

    • #8 by Sally Jenkins on April 22, 2016 - 3:35 pm

      Fingers crossed for you, Hilary. I’m not a whisky lover but I’d take the money!

  5. #9 by juliathorley on July 23, 2016 - 12:47 pm

    I’ve just sent in my entry, Sally.

    • #10 by Sally Jenkins on July 23, 2016 - 6:11 pm

      Thanks for letting me know, Julia. Fingers crossed!

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