Exciting new creative writing competition open to all writers!

Online lifestyle magazine Lothian Life in conjunction with the online creative writing school Writingclasses.co.uk are running a brand new writing competition open to all writers.

All you have to do is write a short story (500 words maximum) on the theme of ‘Home’. You may interpret this in any way you wish, but you MUST include the line ‘There’s no place like home’ somewhere in your story.

Closing date is Friday 13th November 2015.

Winners will be announced on Friday 17th December 2015.

You may enter up to THREE stories (each must be sent separately) which are original and unpublished in any format.

Entries are welcome from everyone over 16 – you do NOT have to be Scottish or live in Scotland or the Lothians to enter.

There is no entry fee.

Entries cannot be acknowledged or returned so please keep a copy. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


1ST Prize – A place on your choice of courses at www.writingclasses.co.uk starting in January 2016.

Two Runner-Up Prizes – Professional Critique of your story from Marianne Wheelaghan.

All three stories will be published in Lothian Life in January 2016.

(There are no cash alternatives)

Click here for full entry details

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