The JANUARY 2016 Creative Writing Competition. Details of competition, and how to enter.


Details of the January 2106 Creative Writing Competition.


The topic for January has been set by the winner of the November 2015 competition ‘Giselle’, who has chosen the topic ‘Legend’

Paraphrasing Giselle, she commented as follows ..

“I enjoyed reading Lost’s November story which I thought had the style of an ancient legend, so I wondered if the January theme could be ‘LEGEND’. A story written around any sense of the word ( there are many meanings on offer in the OED, even a nautical one).

But NOT in the sense of ‘leg – end’ though.”


For those that missed them,links to all the November entries, including the top three can still be found on this link …
The length of the story in January should be between 500 and 3000 words, and competitors are reminded that multiple entries can be accepted, particularly of the shorter variety.
Closing date for entries –Midnight  SUNDAY the 31st. January 2016.
The period for receiving votes will be announced on a separate post when the competition closes.
Votes will not be accepted until after the competition closes.



Publish stories on your personal blogs and  post a link to your story in the form of a comment on the group post that can be found on this link …

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 this January competition will be to set the topic for March 2016.

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.

Just after the closing date, details of how to vote and a vote collection point will be set up as a “Discussion” on the Creative Writing Group page.


Links to some 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:

Writing is a rewarding and entertaining pastime, and 2016 promises to be a bumper year.
Why not submit a story and find out just how much fun it can be to compete.





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