The Brighton COW (Community of Writers) first writing competition has an open theme with a 3,000 word limit. There are three prizes to the top three winning writers of £100, £50 and £25.
There will also be the opportunity for the stories to be published on the Brighton COW website as well as being recorded for broadcast on Brighton’s Coastway Hospital Radio, which provides music and entertainment to a network of Brighton hospitals.
The competition is just four pounds to enter, via PayPal or cheque, and the competition is open to writers worldwide.
Stories can be submitted online along with payment or by post with a cheque. The deadline is 1 November 2010. All entrants will be notified of receipt of their story. Each entry will be judged impartially and be read at least twice in full before judging decisions are made. Titles and authors of shortlisted stories will be displayed on Brighton COW site by the end of November and winners will be announced on the site on 7 December 2010, where you can find a range of other services, such as editing, proofreading and critiques. See FAQ section of the site. Feedback and links with other related writing websites welcome.