Mighty Pens Autumn Short Story Award 2021

 Entry Open For Writers Living In The British Isles

Autumn is coming! To celebrate one of the most picturesque and cosy seasons, Mighty Pens is launching a new short story writing competition with the theme ‘Autumn’ to be openly interpreted. Do you love the satisfying crunch of leaves underneath your wellies on a country walk with your dog? Or perhaps autumn evokes memories of some distant time or place. Maybe you don’t like the autumn and would rather see the sun! Whatever autumn means to you, why not write it down and enter the Mighty Pens Autumn Writing Award 2021? Grab your hot chocolate, pen and paper and let your imagination enjoy this beautiful season.

Mighty Pens would love to read short stories of no more than 1,000 words based upon your interpretation of the theme ‘Autumn’. We’d love to read stories that are cosy, emotional, thought-provoking, descriptive and so on. Stories can be in any genre although we would please make request that no horror be submitted. We don’t like to be so shocked that we spill our hot chocolate over our books! Don’t forget to check below for the full terms, conditions and requirements please.

Two overall winners will receive a Year’s Subscription to the Mighty Pens VIP Writing Club and a luxury food hamper. In addition, the two winners and ten other runners up will have exclusive feedback on their story including mentoring and tips from one of our experienced team members and will have their work published on our website.

Why Not Enter Today?

This exciting new competition is open to everyone in the British Isles over the age of 16. Whether you have a cosy story about the autumn to tell, or perhaps a more emotional tale that’s buzzing around in your writing brain or if your story is best written in first person, third person, narrative, descriptive or any other style, Mighty Pens is looking forward to meeting you and reading your literary talents.

Mighty Pens Chuckle Awards Entry Requirements

  • Entries cost £3.00 each and there is a maximum of three entries per person.

  • Entries must be between 500 and 1,000 words excluding title and author’s name and must be submitted in pdf format. No printed entries are permitted. Entries may be submitted to competitions@mightypens.co.uk and be clearly marked ‘Autumn Short Story Award 2021’

  • Entries open on the 15th of September and the closing time and date is 11:59 on the 1st of November 2021. Entries made after this time will not be accepted

  • There is no upper age limit though entrants should be no younger than 16

  • Each entry must be the exclusive work of the author
  • Although Mighty Pens celebrates individual interpretation of the theme, no offensive, degrading, abusive or hurtful language, humour or inference will be tolerated. Entries that do contain such will be disqualified

  • Entries must not have been published or appeared anywhere else, including any placement in another competition
  • Entries from anywhere in the British Isles are welcome and all entries must be written in English

  • Each entry must be the author’s own original work
  • The judges’ decision is final and no discussion will be entered into

  • Formatting is at the author’s discretion though request is made that the font be legible
  • Mighty Pens retains all rights to cancel or postpone the competition at any time

  • Copyright remains with the author however Mighty Pens may request permissions for promotional or editorial purposes
  • Entry details including how to enter can be found in the Members’ Lounge area of our website

Most importantly enjoy autumn and enjoy your writing! Write a story that you would want to read! Chances are, if you enjoy writing it, then Mighty Pens will certainly enjoy reading it. So have good fun and take the opportunity to showcase your own literary talents. We look forward to reading your entries.

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