A FREE ENTRY WRITING COMPETITION OPEN TO ALL!
The May 2016 Creative Writing Open Competition
Details of competition, and how to enter
The topic for MAY has been set by the winner of the March 2016 competition ‘Lostinwords’ who has commented as follows …
It came to me that my choice for May will be “On The Road”.
Your story could be about tramps, hitch-hikers, itinerant workers, wandering minstrels, gypsies – anyone whose home is the road. There are those who are on the road to somewhere while others are getting away. Then there are those whose job is tied to the road – drivers of buses, lorries, cabs for example.
I think there’s plenty of scope here. So, jump into your automobile, turn up the music volume, fold the roof down and speed off into the unknown. As Leonard Cohen wrote: “You try the handle of the road, it opens, do not be afraid”.
The length of the story should be the regular “between 500 and 3000 words”, and competitors are reminded that multiple entries can be accepted, particularly of the shorter variety.
Due to the closure of MyT and the time that it will take for group members to set up their own individual WordPress Blogs, instead of closing the May competition on the 31st. of May, stories will now have to be posted by Midnight on Tuesday June the 21st. 2016.
The period from June 22nd to Thursday June the 30th.will then be used for reading and voting. and the next monthly competition will be the July competition.
Set up your stories on your personal WordPress Blog site and post a link to your story in the form of a comment below.
The “prize” for winning this May competition will be to set the topic for August 2016.
The competition is open to anyone with an interest in short story writing.
After the competition closes there will be a vote to decide the first three places.
Just after the closing date, details of how to vote and a vote collection point will be set up here on the Competition page.
A list of detailed rules for the competition can be found here …
The VOTING page can be found here: