The Herald/Mighty Pens Writing Contest

A Writing Challenge In Association With The Herald Newspaper

Access to The Herald/Mighty Pens Writing Contest for Members and Non Members Alike

Are the winter months dragging on a little? Or are you looking for a way to channel your creative juices? Perhaps you are ready to see your work in lights – or on the Herald and Mighty Pens websites at least?

Why not enter our partnership writing competition? If you are over 18 and wish to enter simply write a short story or non-fiction article of no more than 1200 words. The subject matter is your choice but it must be suitable for general readership. The piece you send must not have appeared before in any other publication or been placed in a prize-winning category in any other competition. Please ensure that you send your entry with your  correct name, postal address and email address and phone number, and ensure that your entry is marked HMPSS.

*A personal appraisal by one of Mighty Pens award-winning coaches
* Mighty Pens Membership for a year
* Your work appearing on The Herald
* Your work appearing on Mighty Pens
Website and in the Mighty Pens Magazine
*A free Mighty Pens course (Covid related T&Cs apply)

Why Not Enter Today?

This exciting new competition is open to everyone over the age of 18 but don’t forget that Mighty Pens membership is for all ages. You will gain access to many other upcoming star studded writing competitions for all genres, styles and experiences levels among many other special benefits such as writing tips and hints. So what are you waiting for? Mighty Pens and The Herald is looking forward to meeting you and reading your literary talents.

The Herald/Mighty Pens Writing Competition Entry Requirements

  • Entries should be sent to or by post to The Herald Writing Competition, Marketing department, The Herald, 125 Fullarton Drive, Glasgow, G32 8FG

  • The closing date is February 16th at noon. There will be three winners selected by The Herald-Mighty Pens panel

  • 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

  • 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

  • Any person or persons affiliated with Mighty Pens and their partners are excluded from entry into this competition

  • Copyright remains with the author but Mighty Pens will have automatic permission rights to use winning material for promotional or editorial purposes

Most importantly have fun! Chances are, if you enjoy writing it, then Mighty Pens and The Herald will certainly enjoy reading it. So enjoy your literary process and take the opportunity to showcase your own unique writing talents. We look forward to reading your entries.