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Win Awards in Short Story Writing in Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook Competition 2019

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Win Awards in Short Story Writing in Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook Competition 2019

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The Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is calling published and aspiring writers to enter their free annual Writers' & Artists' Yearbook Short Story competition. To take part, all you have to do is submit a short story of no more than 2,000 words, and unlike previous years, there's no theme for you to base your story on.

Important conditions:

[1] The competition is free of charge, no purchase necessary, but participants must be registered on the official website. 

[2] This year's competition is open to all ages, professions, and nationalities, and you don’t have to reside in the UK to enter. 

[3] All entries must be original unpublished and written in English. 

[4] Writers may submit one entry only.

[5] Your entry can appear in the body of the email or as a Word/PDF attachment.

[6] Winners agree to participate in publicity events in connection with the competition.

[7] The Bloomsbury Publishing Group and the winners may enter into agreements which will grant The Bloomsbury Publishing Group the publishing, broadcasting, serial and electronic rights in the shortlisted and winning entries.


Writers participating in this competition would have the chance of winning a place on one of Arvon's four or six-day Clockhouse writing retreats, as well as seeing their story published on the official website of Writers & Artists. Arvon runs three historic writing houses in the UK, where published writers lead week-long residential courses. Covering a diverse range of genres, from poetry and fiction to screenwriting and comedy, Arvon courses have provided inspiration to thousands of people at all stages of their writing lives. Winners will receive prizes that must be taken by 31st December 2019. Winners will be notified in March 2019 and the winning entries published on the website. If you live outside of the UK, you will be responsible for your own travel costs to claim your prizes in case of winning. 

About Writers & Artists:

About Writers & Artists:

About Writers and Artists:

The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, part of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (A leading independent publishing house established in 1986) has remained the authoritative resource for writers for over 100 years. Writers & Artists was created in 2011 as a natural extension of the Yearbook. Their free website offers a community platform, an extensive collection of free advice articles on the writing and publishing process and also a free-to-use Writing Calendar feature. The Writers & Artists site contains a Shop page, the option of subscribing annually to their Listings data, and is also home to a number of editing services designed to give writers access to the right expert at precisely the right moment for your manuscript. Writers & Artists has become the place to reserve your seat at some essential events on the writing and publishing process. Hundreds of writers have benefited from unforgettable workshops with publishing industry professionals, such as literary agents seeking representation or editors offering advice on how to make their book as good as it can be, in addition to amazing workshops with award-winning authors. 


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Any Country
Both gender

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Sample of your work, others

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All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
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