Writing from your own life takes courage. Many people journal in private, but refining a piece of life writing so that it conveys a snippet of your reality is a real art. At Beechmore Books, we love to celebrate and support writers, so we are running a free-to-enter competition for writers worldwide.
Send us a short piece of your best life writing, which we define as any creative prose with the essence of truth and a focus on the author’s personal experience. Submissions can be up to 1000 words.
First prize: £200, publication on our website, and a notebook of your choice.
Second prize: £100, publication on our website, and a notebook of your choice.
If the standard is high enough, we may publish other entries on our website in exchange for a reward of £50 each.
Open for entries: 1st June – 31st July
Results announced: 1st September
Please send entries as an attachment (.doc / .docx / .rtf / .pdf) to email@example.com. You will receive a confirmation of your entry by email.
Each writer may only submit one entry, which must be the author’s original work.
Writers must be 18 or over, and can be based anywhere in the world, but submissions must be written in English.
Entries must be previously unpublished, online or in print. Entries may be submitted elsewhere, at the same time, but if your entry wins a prize or is accepted for publication before our announcement of results, please let us know.
Copyright of any competition entries remains with the author, but Beechmore Books reserves the unrestricted right to publish the winning and runner-up entries, and any subsequently rewarded pieces, on its website and in any related material for PR purposes.