A Plastic Nightmare

This short story competition seems rather appropriate, given that the UK government are currently contemplating doubling the cost of a carrier bag from 5p to 10p.

The mags4Dorset 10th annual creative writing competition wants short stories up to 1,000 words on the theme: A Plastic Nightmare.plastic nightmare

First prize is £300 and second prize is £100. Entry is £5 and the closing date is 30th October 2018.

If over 100 short stories are received, mags4dorset will donate £100 to the registered charity, Surfers Against Sewage.

Don’t forget to read all the rules before you start writing. One rule which I’ve never seen in a competition before is ‘Do not use famous people’s names or brands’.


  1. #1 by Bobby Fairfield on September 6, 2018 - 4:45 pm

    Reblogged this on Writing, events, competitions and even some self-penned bits and commented:
    Great idea, great cause

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on September 7, 2018 - 7:14 pm

      Thanks for the re-blog, Bobby. Yes a good cause – but needs some brain-storming & lateral thinking to come up with a story idea! (for me anyway).

  2. #3 by Sue Cook on January 16, 2019 - 4:19 pm

    I entered this in October but the links no longer work and I can see nothing on the website. Any news?

    • #4 by Sally Jenkins on January 16, 2019 - 4:26 pm

      Sorry, Sue I can’t help. I’m not associated with the competition, I just brought it to your attention. It is frustrating if the links/website no longer work and no results have been forthcoming. Sorry again.

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