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A Writer On Writing: Emerald Writing Workshops Competitions 2012

"Emerald Writing Workshops 2012 Competition Calendar is out now!'' writes Sally Jenkins.

These competitions are entering their third year with an increased prize pot of £100 per competition – First £65, second £20, third £15 plus three runners-up each receive a book of short stories. Entry is only £1.80 (overseas entrants can pay via PayPal) and I think that’s really good value!

All the competitions are for a 500 word piece of flash fiction and the 2012 themes are as follows:

•Story set on a train – closes 28/02/12
•Story including the words ‘Nobody will ever know’ – closes 31/5/12
•Story about anything you like – closes 31/8/12
•Story on the theme ‘Trapped’ – closes 30/11/12
Plus, if you enter any of the above (or have entered any of the 2010/2011 comps) then you can submit a Four Sentence Story. This is free to enter and 5 winners will each receive £20.

Entries are by post only but entries from different people or for more than one competition can all go in the same envelope.

Full details of how to enter are here along with winning entries from previous competitions. http://www.emeraldwritingworkshops.co.uk/writing-competitions-2012
Good Luck!


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