17 May 2011

Free to Enter: £1,000 Woman & Home Magazine's Short Story Competition

Post date: 17 May 2011
Deadline: 20 May 2011

Could you write a winning short story? Get writing for our annual short story competition in association with the Costa Book Awards.

It’s often said that everyone has a story inside them. Well here’s the chance to discover yours. The w&h short story competition is the perfect opportunity to show off your creativity and, with fantastic prizes that could realise dreams of a career in fiction, what have you got to lose?

The prizes

1st prize – £1,000 and your story published in woman&home, plus a set of the 20 shortlisted books for the 2011 Costa Book Awards ceremony in London, with travel and luxury accommodation also included.

Nine shortlisted finalists will each receive a set of the 20 shortlisted books for the 2011 Costa Book Awards. For more info on the awards, go to costabookawards.com

The judges

Sue James: w&h Editorial Director

Penny Vincenzi: Bestselling author

Joanne Harris: Author of 15 novels, including Chocolat

Clare Alexander: Director and agent at Aitken Alexander Associates, one of the UK's leading literary agencies

Bud McLintock: Director of the Costa Book Awards since 1994

Fanny Blake: w&h Books Editor, writer and former publisher

How to enter

The theme is 'the secret', but the title you give your story is up to you.

Submit your story of no more than 2,500 words, typed in double spacing, on one side of each sheet of A4 paper. Number the pages and keep a copy, as we can’t return entries.

Include a recent colour photo (this also cannot be returned) and 200 words about yourself. Fill in and attach the coupon on p215 of our May issue, or download and print off the entry form here, to the front of your entry. You’ll need a separate coupon for each story.

All entries must be received by Friday, 20 May 2011.

Contact Information:

For submissions: woman&home Short Story Competition, IPC Media, The Blue Fin Building,
110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU

Website: http://www.womanandhome.com
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