Opens: 1st Monthly - Deadline: Last Day of each Month
Entry is free and there are no subject requirements.
Short stories and poems accepted.
Star entry in the Short Story category: £20 prize money
Star entry in the Poetry category: £20 prize money
Runners-up will be published in the booklet
Maximum of 1500 words, if you do go slightly over that is ok, but please try and stay within this boundary.
Remember: Stephen King wrote that every author should chop 20% of words out of his / her first draft.
Only one entry per person, save your other entries for future competitions.
No fancy fonts, colours or images please.
File format accepted: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf
Poems not to exceed 40 lines
If you have submitted an entry which did not get selected for the magazine, you may enter again.
The Legal Bit - by sending in a competition entry you are agreeing with the terms and conditions stated here:
It's important to note that you still own the copyright to everything you contribute to Secret Attic. This means you are perfectly free to take what you have written and re-publish it somewhere else.
In contributing to Secret Attic you agree to grant the Secret Attic website a perpetual, non-exclusive right and licence to publish your contribution on the website as well as to publish and distribute your contribution, at our sole discretion, as part of any compilation work that Secret Attic may choose to produce in any format.
Entries must be sent via the Entry Form
Typed in English
Stories: Not to exceed 1500 words
Poetry: Not to exceed 40 lines
There are no subject requirements
Entry is free and always will be
Star & Best Entries will be published in the Secret Attic Press
Selected entries will be posted on the Secret Attic Blog
READ THE SELECTED STORIES & POETRY
FEEL FREE TO LEAVE COMMENTS, WE WELCOME FEEDBACK
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