Rules

100 Word Mini-Tales Competition

  Competition Rules

  1. Write a mini-tale of exactly 100 words*, excluding the title.
  2. Entries must be prose*, written in English and suitable for adults.
  3. Please do not put your name or any other identifying marks within the story.
  4. Submit your story using the submissions page.
  5. We'd prefer it if you pay using the on-line PayPal option, but you may also pay by cheque or bank transfer.
  6. You may enter as many times as you wish, and win more than one prize.
  7. Tales must not have been previously published nor should they have won a prize in another competition.
  8. In all circumstances, the judge's decision is final.
  9. By entering this competition you are permitting NAWG to publish your entry on our website and in our "100" Anthology. Copyright remains with the author.
  10. By entering this competition, you are permitting NAWG to contact you by email with details of this and any future competitions or NAWG publications. If you do not wish to be contacted by NAWG, then please contact publicity@nawg.co.uk.

Winners and runners-up will be chosen after each round of 100 entries. Their names and stories will then be shown on the results page.

Footnotes
  1. Please note the following, regarding word counts:

    • For the competition, hyphenated words count as single words. So the following examples all count as one word each:

      well-known, get-up-and-go, twenty-six.

    • For the competition, a "word" consisting only of punctuation does not count. For example: hyphens, ellipses, asterisks. So the following example text has a word count of 19:

      I wanted to go to the cinema – I like their popcorn – but ... it was raining, so I stayed indoors.

    Your word processor may not follow these rules, so please don't rely on software for word counts.

    In any dispute about a story's word count, the judge's decision is final.

  2. Prose only. No poetry please.

    See our competition listings for possible outlets for your poetry.

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