Morgen’s free 100-word & BeaconLit comps are open for January!

Hello everyone. Yes, December’s competitions are closed, with the results due to be announced in the next few days.

My 100-worder (exactly):

The theme for January is a second-person point of view story which you can submit any time until Friday 31st January (midnight UK time). You can send up to three stories per month (individually or at the same time). It’s worth doing because some people have missed out because of errors (usually not 100 words exactly) in the only entry they send so they are immediately disqualified. This happens almost every month. <sigh>  This is a free competition with editing or online courses are prizes to the top (up to) eight placed. Further details on the 100-word competition page.

BeaconLit’s 500-word (maximum):

The yearly BeaconLit Festival is running its third 500-word (maximum) charity fundraising (for local libraries) competition in collaboration with judge Gareth Davies. The current (January’s) theme is ‘sweet and sour’. You can submit as often as you like at £3 per entry with a £525 prize pot. See for details.

BeaconLit 500-word competition also now open for October

Hello everyone. Yes, September’s theme of ‘Norma knows best’ has closed and October’s competition is now open. The theme is ‘sweet revenge’, to be used in any way you would like. Rules, prizes, entry form etc. via

NB. If you have stories ready for future themes, please don’t submit them until the relevant month as the entry will be disqualified with no refund given, and you won’t be able to submit it in the correct month (because we will have seen it). It’s rule number four. 🙂