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

Details of the February 2106 Creative Writing Competition.


The topic for February has been set by the winner of the December 2015 competition Claire, who has chosen the topic “BOWIE.”

Claire commented as follows ..

“I’d like to propose Bowie-related theme for the February creative writing topic. I initially thought of ‘Absolute beginners’ – but then found there were so many other Bowie songs that it was difficult to choose…With that in mind, I’d like to make the February topic the title of a David Bowie song. It can be any song – the choice is yours – and take the form of a story or a poem.”


For those that missed them, links to all the December entries, including the top three, can still be found on this link …
The length of the story in February 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  MONDAY the 29th. February 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 February competition will be to set the topic for April 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, so why not submit a story and find out just how much fun it can be to compete.





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