It’s fair to say that most people are finding that they’ve got more time on their hands in the current climate, with Covid-19 confining people to their homes for much longer than they would normally spend there.
We know that professional writers – those who earn their living by writing, in whatever genre or capacity – are practised and experienced in spending hours on their own at home, sitting in front of a laptop and bashing out the words to hit their word count or their next deadline.
But those whose writing is more of a hobby are finding they have a lot more time to spend creating stories, characters, and plot lines – and are obviously enjoying doing so! We have seen this with our most recent competition quarter, as the number of entries we received was higher than any before.
Which is why we’ve decided, for this quarter, to extend a special offer for anyone – professional or hobbyist – entering our short story competition for this quarter (deadline 31st July 2020).
The fee for one or two stories remains the same – £5 for one, £8 for two – but if you pay the fee of £10 you will qualify to enter FOUR stories, instead of the usual three. This equates to just £2.50 per story entered; we know of very few paid competitions which are better value than that!
So go on – take advantage of the offer. Enjoy creating your four new stories – you have three months in which to write them.
We look forward to reading them.