Morgen’s new FREE monthly 100-word competition with prizes worth over £100!

14 Sep

01 - 100 in veg 669778As I’ve been involved in others in the past, I thought it was high time that I ran my own competition. As a fan of micro-fiction, I invite you to send me your 100-word stories (excluding title) – a ‘drabble’ – with the chance – for the launch month (September 2015) only – to win three (to the winner), two (to the second placed), one (to the third placed) of my online creative writing courses (details and entry form below) with up to five honourable mentions winning my Entering Writing Competitions course.

Deadline: the deadline for the current competition is midnight (UK time) on Wednesday 31st January.

Theme: the current theme (which changes each month, the next few are listed below) is ‘new start’.

Rules: see the competition page for the rules.

Prizes: see the  competition page for the prizes (my online courses).

How to enter: see the competition page for the entry form.


Forthcoming themes

  • January 2016: a fresh start (winning stories published 12th February)
  • February 2016: a phone call (winning stories published 11th March)
  • March 2016: closed (winning stories published 8th April)
  • April 2016: moose (winning stories published 13th May)
  • May 2016: headache (winning stories published 10th June)
  • June 2016: summer (winning stories published 8th July)
  • July 2016: holiday (winning stories published 12th August)
  • August 2016: birthday (winning stories published 9th September)
  • September 2016: cool (winning stories published 14th October)
  • October 2016: a crime story (winning stories published 11th November)
  • November 2016: America (winning stories published 9th December)
  • December 2016: unlucky (winning stories published 13th January)
  • …further themes t.b.a.

If you have any queries, feel free to email me or leave a comment below and I’ll be in touch. No correspondence will be entered into about your stories.


Posted by on September 14, 2015 in competitions, short stories, writing


11 responses to “Morgen’s new FREE monthly 100-word competition with prizes worth over £100!

  1. Jacob Singer

    September 14, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    100 Word? That is an extreme challenge.

    • morgenbailey

      September 14, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      That’s half the fun, Jacob. 🙂 I have written a few 100-word stories and they are a challenge but enjoyable with practice. Good editing practice…

  2. Captain Black

    September 19, 2015 at 11:10 am

    It might be worth clarifying how hyphenated words are counted. We had a similar issue over at the NAWG “100” competition.

    • morgenbailey

      September 19, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Good point, Captain. I had thought of that but omitted putting it in the rules. It counts as one word. I will add it to the rules.

  3. Brandon

    September 25, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Can I view my piece I need a link for my teacher

    • morgenbailey

      September 25, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Hello Brandon. Unfortunately only the top three are published, and not until October 9th for the September entries (each batch of winners will be published on the second Friday of the month after submission). There will be up to five honourable mentions but then only the authors and the title of their stories will be published. It does mean that all the authors who have submitted but not won can submit them to competitions where they want exclusive content. I can’t give you the link until the results are announced but you could give him / her the link to this page. This competition is free and your classmates would be welcome to enter. I also run a monthly batch of 6-word stories where everything submitted (providing it is doesn’t offend anyone!) is published on the last Friday of the month (today… so you can submit for next month) – see

      If you didn’t keep a copy of your story, I can email it back to you.

      • Brandon

        September 25, 2015 at 5:11 pm

        I would appreciate that very much please

  4. morgenbailey

    September 25, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    No problem, Brandon. These things happen. I’ve forwarded it to you and added a note in the rules for anyone submitting to keep a copy but I can always forward if anyone forgets.

  5. Obinna Omotayo Jones

    November 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I love what you do.


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