Occasionally, but not often enough, I put pen to paper to try and write my own YA/fantasy stories. I have submitted a short story for one competition, but think that in 2011 I really should practice my writing skills more. Competitions can be a good way to motivate myself to write, as often the stories only need to be short in length and have prize giveaways too. So far I’ve found the following places that run short story writing competitions:
§ London School of Journalism
§ Mslexia (although you have to pay to enter)§ Red Dress Club
§ British Fantasy Society
If you know anywhere else that runs similar writing competitions, let me know so I can add it to my list.