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100 Word Mini-Tales Competition

  General Information

Welcome to our continuously running, open writing competition.

  • Closing date: No closing date; it's a rolling competition. Each round ends when 100 entries have been accepted. Subsequent entries will automatically go into the next round.
  • Entry fees:
    • £ 3.00 – single entry.
    • £ 5.50 – two entries.
    • £ 8.00 – three entries.
  • Prizes:
    • £ 75 – winner.
    • £ 25 – runner-up.

The "100" competition is made up of sequential rounds. Each round runs for 100 entries and each round has £ 100 worth of prizes to be won.

Each round will be judged by a different, well-qualified professional.

All you have to do is write a mini-tale of exactly 100 words in length.

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listed on the Prize Magic web site.

To find out more and to participate, you can use the "quick links" menu above.

Good luck!


The following section is for information only.

News, Plans & Developments

In this section, you can keep an eye on what we're up to, in terms of developing the competition.

Planned Features

Here are some of the features of the on-line entry system we're developing.

  • Competitor accounts: You'll be able to create an account and sign in. This will help you to keep track of your stories and their status. It will also help us to keep in touch with you, if you win!
  • On-line entry form: No more e-mail attachments. You'll be able to enter or paste your stories directly into the system, which will automatically put your entry into the current round, or the next one if payment is delayed or the 100 entry limit is reached in the mean time.
  • Live status updates: Every time a new entry is accepted, the system will automatically update the status page, so you'll get up-to-the-minute information about how the competition is progressing.
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Competition & Mentorships

We are proud to be associated with the Highlands & Islands Short Story Association.