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Friday, 10 February 2012

500 words...all about you

Psychologies magazine are running a free to enter writing competition and the subject is your own personal story.
Length is 500 words and the rules say You should write 500 words so that suggests they are not expecting anything much shorter. (Nothing longer, mind. Never ever exceed a maximum word count.)
The rules also say that it can be in any format...and that makes me curious about what they are hoping to receive.
What format could you choose other than the regular David Copperfield style? You know, I was born on...
How about:
  • a letter to a relative you've never met
  • a letter to your younger self
  • Using recipes/food as a theme 
  • Starting with the words: I don't remember
Deadline is soon - February 13th - and you can send by post to Psychologies, 72 Broadwick Street, London W1F 7EP or email competition@psychologies.co.uk
Read all the rules carefully here. For example, they don't want email entries sent as  an attachment.
Judges are Psychologies editor Louise Chunn and Helen Garnons-Williams from Bloomsbury. They will choose a winner and five runners-up from a longlist of 20, chosen by the Psychologies editorial team.
First prize - publication in Psychologies magazine and a place on a Writers’ and Artists’ course.

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