WRITING COMPETITIONS 2016-2017

If you are intending to enter several of our competitions it may be worthwhile considering taking out an annual subscription to Scribble. In addition to receiving four issues of the magazine, you would be entitled to unlimited free entry in all our competitions. You may begin your subscription whenever you wish and your entitlement to free entry to the competitions lasts for the duration of the subscription. We run several competitions every year including the open short story competitions in Scribble.Annual subscribers can enter them all free of charge

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ALL ENTRIES TO COMPETITIONS MUST BE PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED (INCLUDING INTERNET) AND THE WRITER’S OWN WORK. POSTAL ENTRIES MUST BE TYPED OR WORD-PROCESSED ON SINGLE SIDES OF A4 PAPER (OR SIMILAR). IF YOU ENTER BY POST AND WISH TO BE ADVISED OF SAFE ARRIVAL PLEASE ENCLOSE A STAMPED, SELF-ADDRESSED POSTCARD. ENTRY FORMS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT PLEASE ENCLOSE A COVER SHEET WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND TITLE OF ENTRY. AND DON’T FORGET THE USUAL SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE WITH CORRECT POSTAGE FOR RETURN OF UNSUCCESSFUL ENTRIES/CRITIQUE.EMAIL ENTRIES (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY) MUST BE IN THE MAIN BODY OF THE EMAIL AND NOT SENT AS AN ATTACHMENT. PLEASE INCLUDE TITLE OF STORY,APPROXIMATE WORD COUNT AND YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS INCLUDING POSTCODE.

WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY POST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. RESULTS OF ALL COMPETITIONS WILL APPEAR IN THE RELEVANT ISSUE OF SCRIBBLE.

THE SCRIBBLE (incorporating Debut) QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS

Short stories on any subject. Max. 3000 words. Entry fee…£3.00. With critique: £5.00. Cheques payable to Park Publications.

FREE ENTRY FOR ANNUAL SUBSCRIBERS.

Prizes of £75.00, £25.00, and £15.00 for the best three stories in each issue of Scribble, as chosen by the readers.

These competitions are ongoing: no closing date. Please see Scribble guidelines for further information or send s.a.e. for our leaflet 'Writing For Scribble'.

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'FEAR' competition 2016:

Closing Date: November 1st 2016

RESULTS: 1st Prize: Simon Van der Velde. 2nd Prize: Kim Fleet. 3rd Prize: Richard Dobbs. Total entries: 169

ARTICLE COMPETITION 2017:Theme:'MY WRITING DAY'

Articles should be between 1000 and 1500 words.

Prizes: £50.00. £25.00. £15.00.

Closing Date: August 31st 2017.

Entry Fee: £3.00. Cheques payable to Park Publications. Free entry for annual subscribers.The winning entry will appear in the autumn edition of Scribble, which will be published during September 2016.

THE SCRIBBLE ANNUAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2017. The first line is: 'The bicycle was in its usual place'. All you have to do is finish the story...

Maximum length: 3000 words.

Prizes: £100.00. £50.00. £25.00.

Closing Date: November 1st 2017.

All entries for this competition must be sent by post.Entry Fee: £4.00. Cheques payable to Park Publications. Free entry for annual subscribers.The winning entry will appear in the winter edition of Scribble, which will be published during December 2017.

Last updated November 2016

PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS OF FURTHER COMPETITIONS, WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE

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