July 2014 Creative Writing Competition. Details and how to enter here!


Details of the July 2014 Creative Writing Competition.

The topic this month has been set by the winner of the May 2014 competition which resulted in a tie between “seadams” and “misty01275”. This could have given us two topics for July, but in the event “misty” seems to have got lost in the fog and has not put in an appearance since her (?) story was posted, which is a shame because the story was so much appreciated.

So I have accepted seadam’s suggestion of ‘HOLIDAYS’ for the topic.

seadams writes …

“What about “holidays” ? Whether raucous stag and hen weekends to the capitals of Europe, a Saga-serene coach tour, a cheap and cheerful camping trip, or the cruise of a lifetime: holidays restore, disappoint, enlighten and disorientate most of us at some point or another.”


Links to all the May stories, including the joint winning stories, can still be found here …



The length of the story should be between 500 and 3000 words.

I had thought that with summer upon us (haven’t you noticed?) we might have another short “short story” month. But I will be content simply to remind writers that there is a lower limit of 500 words every month.

Closing date for entries –Midnight  THURSDAY the 31st.. of JULY 2014.

The period for receiving votes will be announced at the close of the competition.Votes will not be accepted until the competition closes.


Publish stories on your personal blogs and  post a link to the story in the form of a comment on this link page …

If you are unable to do this, post your entry as a separate “Update” or “Discussion” in the Creative  Writing forum at …


The “prize” for winning is to set the topic for the AUGUST 2014 competition.

The competition is open to anyone with an interest  in short story writing, particularly (but not exclusively) to members of the MyT site and/or the Creative Writing Group and Short Story Club sites.

Voting is open to all.
Just after the closing date a vote collection point will be set up as a “Discussion” on the Creative Writing  Group page.

Links to previous  winners  can be found here …


A list of  detailed rules for  the competition can be found here …


There  is a topic For New Members which explains a  little more about this forum:


There  is a discussion topic for My Telegraph bugs and issues at:


Happy frenzied writing and good  luck to all entrants!





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