Authors' Guidelines

1. Entry is open to all writers throughout the world.

2. Work should be typed, in double spacing, on A4 paper. E-mailed entries, as attachments, are acceptable providing this format is followed.

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 cover sheet. Manuscripts cannot be returned so we advise you to keep a copy for your records.

5. The winners will be notified by post and announced in the next available issue of WORDS Magazine and on this website. Unsuccessful entries may be submitted to other publications two months after the closing date.

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

7. Authors may submit as many entries as they wish.

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 instances the authors will be contacted prior to any such publication.

9. Email entries should be sent as single files and ideally saved as either .doc, .docx or .txt files. .pdf files are not acceptable.