The 2017 WoW! One thousand word story competition
First Prize - £200 Second Prize - £100 Third Prize - £50
The 2017 Wow! One thousand word competition is now open for submissions. Scroll down for the Rules, How to Enter, and the Paypal tab. Please read everything carefully, we don't want to disqualify anyone. You may like to read last year's winning stories which are now available in our 2016 Exeter Story Prize Collection.
Why one thousand words?
Closing date: 30th June 2017
How to enter
- In the subject line of your email, type WoW followed by the title of your story.
- In the body of the email type your name, contact details (postal address and phone number, mobile and/or landline) and the title of your story.
- Email your story as an attachment (in doc, docx, pdf or rtf format only) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you wish to send multiple entries, please send a separate email for each story.
- Your attachment should have the same title as your story. Any entries with the entrant’s name visible anywhere on the attachment will be disqualified and no refund will be given.
- Click on the Paypal tab below and pay the fee of £5. If the fee is paid by via a Paypal account is in a different name, it is essential you let us know.
- The decision of the judges is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
- The title is not included in the 1,000 words.
- Winners will be contacted by the end of August.
- Email entries in English only will be accepted.
- Prize money will be awarded via Paypal.
- Stories should not have previously been published or won a prize in any other competition. Please be prepared to withdraw your story from the competition if it wins a prize elsewhere.
- The three prizewinning stories may be published on the website and/or in a forthcoming anthology.