Readers Digest Short Story Competition

In aid of my newly reestablished perseverance into the world of writing, I've decided to start small and take part in the Readers Digest 100 Word Short Story Competition. The rules are simple: 
- The story can be on any topic but must be original, unpublished work.
- It must be exactly 100 words long (not a single word over or under).
Only residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland can participate.

There are 3 categories for adults, 12 - 18 year olds and under 12s and all stories must be submitted online or by email by 20th February. The interesting thing is you can enter more than one story, which is quite unusual for a writing competition. I'm going to make the most of this and work on a couple of ideas. If I'm happy with the results of more than one story, then I'll send them all in. (Friends be warned - you're likely to get a message from me asking for a favour... a favour in the form of 'please read my stories and tell me what you think!')

The editorial team will then shortlist 3 stories and post them online on 6th March for the public vote. The story with the highest number of votes is the winner and the writer will receive £2,000. The two runners up receive £200 and all winning entries will be published in the June issue of Reader’s Digest. A cash prize and publication? I like the sound of that.

Good luck to everyone taking part and don't forget to keep an eye on here... After the shortlist has been announced I'll either post my entry (or entries) on here or beg for you to vote for me! I'm sure there will be a huge number of submissions so it'll more then likely be the first one, but hey at least its a exercise and gets the creative juices flowing!


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