Authors' Guidelines

1. Entry is open to all writers throughout the world and should be sent via email to
        or by post to: Short Story Comp., WORDS, PO Box 13574, London W9 3FX

2. Attachments should ideally be typed using Arial typeface and saved as either .doc, .docx or .txt files.

3. Entries must be the writer's own work, not currently entered into any other competition and should not exceed 2000 words.

4. Author's name (or nom-de-plume) together with an approximate word count, must appear on the first page.

5. The winners will be notified and announced in the next available issue of WORDS Magazine and on this website.

6. Entries should reach us on or before the closing date advertised.

7. Authors may submit as many entries as they wish. Remember: There are NO entry fees.

8. All entries, whether successful or not, will be considered for publication in either a future issue of Words Magazine, in the library pages of this website or in a compilation of stories sold as an ebook. In all such instances the authors will be contacted prior to any such publication.