BeaconLit Third Year 500-word comp Round 4 – Dec 2019 winners announced

Drum roll… BeaconLit’s 500-word competition results for December’s theme of ‘the reunion’.

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We are delighted to announce the top three stories from December’s entries are (in alphabetical order):

  • Blessed are the Peacemakers
  • My Nemesis
  • Univited Guest

The theme for December was ‘a reunion’. The three top stories will now go through to the final judging and the top ten prize-winning authors (not necessarily the same as the top ten stories as no author can win more than one prize) will be announced at the 2020 BeaconLit literary festival on Saturday 11th July. As with most months, there were more than three stories that could have made the top three but those that did were either closer to the theme or stronger (provoked more of a reaction after reading) so don’t be disheartened if yours hasn’t been mentioned.

If your story for this month isn’t listed in the above three, you are welcome to do whatever you like with your submission hereon in. If…

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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 https://beaconlitblog.wordpress.com/500-word-competition for details.

BeaconLit’s 500-word comp is open for December

And my 100-word competition is too! December theme: a winter job.

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Hello everyone. Yes, November’s theme of ‘the fifth’ has closed and December’s competition is now open. The theme is ‘a reunion’, to be used in any way you would like. Rules, prizes, entry form etc. via https://beaconlitblog.wordpress.com/500-word-competition.

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. 🙂

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BeaconLit Third Year 500-word comp Round 2 – Oct 2019 winners announced

Drumroll please… round two results in BeaconLit’s flash fiction competition.

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We are delighted to announce the top three stories from October’s entries are (in alphabetical order):

  • Adult Behaviour
  • A Sticky End
  • Time to Speak Out

The three top stories will now go through to the final judging and the top ten prize-winning authors (not necessarily the same as the top ten stories as no author can win more than one prize) will be announced at the 2020 BeaconLit literary festival on Saturday 11th July. As with most months, there were more than three stories that could have made the top three but those that did were either closer to the theme or stronger (provoked more of a reaction after reading) so don’t be disheartened if yours hasn’t been mentioned.

If your story for this month isn’t listed in the above three, you are welcome to do whatever you like with your submission hereon in. If your story is listed, it’s…

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