Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2014 Short Story Competition


For published and aspiring
writers alike – enter the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2014 short story competition and you could win:

  • a cash prize of £500
  • a place on an Arvon residential writing course of your choice


We’re offering you the chance to win £500, plus a place on an Arvon writing course of your choice! All you have to do is enter a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words, on the theme of ‘the visit‘ and email it to competition@bloomsbury.com with “WAYB14 competition” as the subject line.

The closing date is midnight on Saturday 15th February . The winners of the competition will be announced on this site in March 2014.

Arvon run four historic writing houses in the UK, where published writers lead week-long residential courses. Covering a diverse range of genres, from poetry and fiction to screenwriting and comedy, Arvon courses have provided inspiration to thousands of people at all stages of their writing lives. Find out more and book a course online at www.arvon.org

Don’t forget to read the full details, terms and conditions (below) before you enter. Please remember to register onwww.writersandartists.co.uk before submitting your entry.


Writers’ & Artists’ Short Story Competition 2014: Terms and conditions

These are the full terms and conditions for the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook Short Story Competition 2014.

1. No purchase necessary, but entrants must be registered on www.writersandartists.co.uk.

2. The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook Short Story Competition 2014 is open to all ages, professions and nationalities.

3. All entries must be original unpublished prose of 2,000 words or fewer.

4. Entries cannot be extracts from longer works.

5. Writers may submit one entry only.

6. Winners will be notified at the email address stated in their entry. Sign-up for the Writing newsletter here if you want to be notified about the winner or check back on www.writersandartists.co.uk. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook, where competition updates will also be posted.

7. Entries must be submitted via email to competition@bloomsbury.com with the subject heading: ‘WAYB14 competition’

Please include your email address and other contact details in the body of the email. Your entry can appear in the body of the email or as an email attachment.

8. Your entry must be submitted before midnight on Saturday 15th February, 2014. Entries will not be accepted after this date.

9. By submitting, all entrants thereby grant The Bloomsbury Publishing Group the right to publish their entry on www.writersandartists.co.ukin the event of their work being shortlisted and/or winning the competition.

10. The Bloomsbury Publishing Group cannot accept responsibility for entries which are not received or which are received after the closing date due to technical failure or for any other reason.

11. Winners agree to participate in publicity events in connection with the competition.

12. The Bloomsbury Publishing Group and the winners may enter into agreements which will grant The Bloomsbury Publishing Group the publishing, broadcasting, serial and electronic rights in the shortlisted and winning entries.

13. The Bloomsbury Publishing Group reserves the right to change the rules of this competition without notice.

14. The winner of the competition will be notified in March 2014 and the winning entry published on www.writersandartists.co.uk.

15. Prizes must be taken by 31 December 2014 and are subject to availability.

16. The decision of the competition judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

17. Employees of The Bloomsbury Publishing Group, and members of their immediate family, are excluded from participating in the competition.

18. We may, from time to time, inform you of new books and special offers that we think will be of interest.

19. Please send direct competition queries to waybcustomerservices@bloomsbury.com

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  • Dianti Ratih

    Hello, I’m so interested in joining the competition but unfortunately, I dont live in UK. Is that still possible for me to join the competition? :)