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Writeidea Short Story Competition

The Writeidea Short Story Prize and the Writeidea ESOL Prize have now closed.

The winners will be invited to share their stories at the Writeidea Reading Festival 2017 at Idea Store Whitechapel.


The East London Writeidea Prize 2017

Competition First Prize £300
Four finalists’ prizes £50

Teen First Prize £50
Four finalists’ prizes £20

The Writeidea Short Story Prize is a competition is aimed at writers who have never been published before. Stories must be a maximum of 3,000 words (no minimum).

There is no set theme. Stories are welcome in any form or genre.

The shortlist for 2017 is:

Sometimes I Run [read PDF]

The Flood [read PDF]

Colours in a Grey Landscape [read PDF]

The House In Stepney Green [read PDF]

Copper [read PDF]

The Winner will be announced at the Writeidea Festival at 1pm on Saturday 18 November

Entrants must be 16 years old or over on the closing date.
Teen competition entrants must be 13 - 19 years old. Closing Date: 30 October 2017

Please read carefully the rules before entering.

 

The Writeidea ESOL Prize

The Writeidea ESOL Prize is a local short story prize for learners enrolled on Idea Store Learning ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses.

The title is ‘Heroes’. A panel of experts will judge the short stories, which can be fiction or non-fiction

Prize: £50 (for each of the three entry categories)

Closing date: 30 October 2017

There are three categories, according to learners’ abilities:

Category 1: Pre-Entry Entry 1 ESOL (up to 300 words)

Category 2: Entry 2 Entry 3 ESOL (up to 800 words)

Category 3: Level 1 Level 2 ESOL (up to 1500 words)

The winners will be invited to share their stories at the Writeidea Reading Festival 2017 at Idea Store Whitechapel.

For ages 16 plus. To enter, please email or give your story to your Tutor.

Please read carefully the Rules and Regulations.