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2017 COMPETITIONS
ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
Results by 1st December
Awards Ceremony 13th December
 
GOOD LUCK
to everyone who entered
 

Theme: STAYING HOME

500-word short story

Free Entry

Entries open from 7th April 2020

Submission Deadline: 8th June 2020

It's easy to feel lonely and aimless during these difficult times, and here at Hammond House we want to do what we can to help writers across the world who might be struggling with loneliness and isolation. We've decided to launch an entirely free writing competition, Staying Home, which we hope will give writers a goal to work towards and some inspiration in the coming months. 

 

Writing is not only proven to be beneficial and therapeutic, but writers are in a unique position to record the current crisis in a unique way, to be shared with future generations. Our challenge for you is to write a 500-word short story about the current COVID-19 crisis – whether you write about your own experiences or fictional experiences, that's up to you. 

 

All shortlisted entries will be published to the website and the top 3 winners will be published in the Survival short anthology, due to be released early in 2021. 

 

The Staying Home competition is open from now until Monday the 8th June at midnight.

 

Get inspired by listening to Rachel Makena's new track: Staying Home

Learn the secrets of creative writing in our Free taster workshop  Here

 

Don't forget, the 2020 International Literary Competition is now open. Check it out here

ENTER

Send  your entry as an attachment to  admin@hammondhouse.org.uk

 

Please include your name and address in the email.  

It would be nice to know where you heard about the competition and any comments are always welcome

Full terms and condition and submission Guidelines, click here

Comments

'Thanks for taking this unique initiative to bind us all together.' SK, Mumbai

'Well done, Ted.I've shared it on Inner Circle Writers Group.'  EO, United Kingdom

''All best wishes during these difficult times' PB, United Kingdom

'Thank you for this kind offer, even if the circumstances are unfortunate.'  TB, Indonesia

'Thanks for offering this competition!  It was indeed a welcome challenge.' JL, New York City

'Thank you for this 500 word staying home competition. A wonderful idea.' MJ.

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