19 December 2010


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.


Cristina said...

I've been participating in the Red Dress Club for some time and I LOVE it.
I look forward to reading some of your stuff :)

Talli Roland said...

Twitter is a great place to find out about competitions. I can't recall any off the top of my head right now, but I hear about a lot of them on there.

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Thanks for the list :) There's also the British Fantasy Society Short story award coming up in May. You need to pay to enter but it's a pretty cool prize :(
I think I should enter more competitions to get back into writing myself. If you notice any for traditional fantasy then let me know :)

Hannah Mariska said...

cool, added - thanks! will let you know if i find any fantasy ones :)

Demitria said...

Good luck!


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