FREE ENTRY WRITING COMPETITION OPEN TO ALL!

Details of the JULY 2015 Creative Writing Competition.

The topic for JULY has been set by the winner of the MAY 2015 competition ‘chester_goode’ who has chosen the topic “OCEANIC TRAVEL BY WHATEVER MEANS”

This should be a story which involves crossing the oceans by sea or air.
The delights, concerns, or even problems that one might meet in the process or on the journey. The reason for travel — tourism/settlers/immigrants/convicts/business etc., or a shipboard romance, a hi-jack, pirates, or simply a case of arriving at the wrong destination or losing your luggage. on the way.

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For those that missed them, links to all the MAY entries, including Chester’s winning story “MRS. H. A. SANDERS’ CHOCOLATE CRUMBLE BROWNIES.”, can be found here …
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/bleda/bleda/2674/the-may-2015-creative-writing-competition-where-to-find-the-stories-and-how-to-vote/

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The length of the story in JUly should be between 500 and 3000 words.
Closing date for entries –Midnight Friday the 31st. July 2015.

The period for receiving votes will be announced at theclose of the competition.Votes will not be accepted until the competition closes.

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Entries.

Publish stories on your personal blogs and post a link to your story in the form of a comment below on this post.

If you are unable to do this, post your entry as a separate “Update” or “Discussion” in the Creative Writing forum at …

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/

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The “prize” for winning this JULY competition is to set the topic for SEPTEMBER 2015.

The competition is open to anyone with an interest in short story writing, particularly (but not exclusively) to members of the MyT site and/or the Creative Writing Group and Short Story Club sites.

VOTING IS OPEN TO ALL!
Just after the closing date, details of how to vote and a vote collection point will be set up as a “Discussion” on the Creative Writing Group page.

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Links to some previous winners can be found here …

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/short-story-winners/

A list of detailed rules for the competition can be found here …

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/the-creative-writing-competition-rules-and-regulations/

FOR BACKGROUND REFERENCE ONLY.
There is a topic For New Members which explains a little more about this forum:

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/for-new-members/

There is a discussion topic for My Telegraph bugs and issues at:

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/about-us/forum/topic/my-telegraph-bugs-and-issues/

Writing is a wonderful pastime! Why not submit a story and find out just how much fun it is to compete.

THE ENTRIES:

The deadline for entries into the JULY 2015 Creative Writing Competition passed at Midnight last night.

The topic for the stories was set by Chester-Goode who chose the topic “OCEANIC TRAVEL BY WHATEVER MEANS”.

This was to be a story which involves crossing the oceans by sea or air. The delights, concerns, or even problems that one might meet in the process or on the journey. The reason for travel — tourism/settlers/immigrants/convicts/business etc., or possibly a shipboard romance, a hi-jack, pirates, or simply a case of arriving at the wrong destination or losing your luggage. on the way.

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A total of 13 entries have been accepted and links to the stories are listed below.

Thank you to all the writers who have entered a story, and thanks in advance to all those readers out there who I hope will now support the competition by reading the stories and registering their vote in the form of a comment below.

This is an open competition, and any interested party who wishes to participate is welcome to join in the voting and/or commenting on the stories at the appropriate time or place.

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As in previous months, it would help if voters would make sure to quote the name of the story when posting their vote rather than the name of the writer, and I thank you in anticipation of your co-operation.

Voting can now commence and will continue until 11 p.m. on Sunday the 9th of August 2015.

There are no restrictions as to who is allowed to vote, all that is asked is that the voter reads all the stories and votes according to their preference. A brief reason for your choice is welcome but not mandatory.
Voters are requested to vote 5 points for first place, 3 points for second, and 1 point for third place.

Please do not submit any other point combinations such as 3/3/3, 4/4/1, 5/2/2, etc.

Writers are requested not to vote for any of their own entries. There will be no detailed summaries posted as to how the voting is progressing throughout the voting period but as soon as possible after voting closes a tabulated list of results will be posted separately and the winner declared.

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PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT AT LENGTH ABOUT THE STORIES OR RECORD ANY THOUGHTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE ON THEM, UNTIL AFTER VOTING CLOSES.

IF YOU WISH TO DESCRIBE IN DETAIL THE REASONS FOR YOUR CHOICES, OR COMMENT AT LENGTH ABOUT SOME OR ALL OF THE INDIVIDUAL STORIES, A SEPARATE PAGE WILL BE SET UP AT THE END OF THE VOTING PERIOD AND AFTER THE RESULT HAS BEEN POSTED.

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HERE FOLLOWS A FULL LIST OF ENTRIES INCLUDING LINKS …

A MEMORY OF THE JOURNEY. Written by Colmore.

https://colmore1954.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/60/

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THE GALLERY. Written by Capucin.

https://davidgoodwin935.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/the-gallery/

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AN UNEXPECTED BOOMERANG. Written by Fizzeerascal.

https://fizzeerascalstories.wordpress.com/

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THE IMMORTAL LAVOISIER. Written by Giselle.

The Immortal Lavoisier

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OVER THERE. Written by Chester_Goode.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/dodgecity/chester_goode/11510/over-there/

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THE POLITICAL WIFE. Written by Araminta.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/detectivemouse/araminta/16012159/the-political-wife-july-short-story/

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LEAVING HOME. Written by TurkishJenny.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/turkishjenny/turkishjenny/43/july-entry-for-creative-writing-competition-topic-atlantic-crossing-title-leaving-home/

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LATITUDE 1 N 16: LONGITUDE 103 E 51. Written by PavlovaQueen.

http://www.pavlovaqueen.com/archives/253

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SAILING THE OCEAN BLUE. Written by Expatangie.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/expatangie/expatangie/128/sailing-the-ocean-blue-creative-writing-entry/

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THE DARK SIDE. Written by Gazoopi.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/gazoopi2/gazoopi/1594/the-dark-side-cwg-entry-july-2015/

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THE VOYAGE. Written by Americanmum.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/americanmum/americanmum/180/july-creative-writing-2/

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CRUISING. A NEW HORIZON. Written by Atiller.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/attila/atiller/15998328/a-july-2015-creative-writing-competition-entry/

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A CHILDS EXPERIENCE OF THE QE2. Written by Charles Stuart.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/furryfeatures/furryfeatures/87/a-childs-experience-of-the-qe2/.

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Pleasant reading, and please join in and support our writers by adding your vote.

THE VOTING RESULT: