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WRITING COMPETITION – You MUST follow Competition Submission Guidelines or Your Story Might Miss Out

The Good News – I have received HUNDREDS of entries from young writers all over the world. This is fantastic!:)

The Bad News – A large number of entries have not followed submission guidelines. This means:

IF YOU LEFT THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL BLANK, YOUR ENTRY MIGHT HAVE BEEN DELETED …

1. If you left the ‘subject’ line of your email blank, your entry has probably gone to the spam folder and been deleted. I’m sorry, I have no control over this. You still have time to resend it.

If you are resending, PLEASE follow the submission guidelines at the bottom of this post.

IF YOU DON’T SUBMIT ENTRIES IN THE CORRECT FORMAT, I WON’T BE ABLE TO KEEP RUNNING THESE FREE COMPETITIONS.

2.  I have spent many hours writing to people who haven’t followed the guidelines to find out things like the age group you are entering or because the story hasn’t been submitted in the right format and I can’t read it. If I can’t read it, I can’t judge it.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to keep running these free competitions if people don’t submit their entries properly because of the time it takes to chase things up.

I really want to keep running these competitions and I really want you to keep writing. PLEASE, check and double check your entries before you send them to make sure they follow the submission guidelines:

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  1. All stories MUST BE written in English
  2. 12 point font
  3. double spaced
  4. fiction entries of no more than 500 words (no picture books)
  5. one entry per person
  6. Put ‘writing competition, name of story and your age’ in the ‘subject line of your email.
  7. Send as a ‘Word Document’ attachment or pasted into the body of your email
  8. Send it to dee@deescribe.com.au

Thanks for your entries. Please email me if you have any questions about this.  Please follow the guidelines. I don’t want anyone’s entry to be left out of the competition.

Thank you.

Happy writing:)

Dee

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! IT CLOSED ON 30TH NOVEMBER. THERE WILL BE A NEW COMPETITION IN 2014. KEEP READING THIS BLOG FOR DETAILS!

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UNREAL WRITING COMPETITION

I’ve already been flooded with entries for the Unreal competition.

They’ve come from all over the world – Australia, US, UK, India, Japan, Singapore, China and Turkey.

It’s fabulous to see so many enthusiastic writers out there.

THE COMPETITION CLOSES 30TH NOVEMBER

Due to the large number of entries received already, results won’t be available to mid/late December so please be patient.

 

CHECKLIST FOR ENTRIES

  1. Your name, story name and age category you are entering must be in the subject line of your email. (More information about age categories and prizes is available here.)
  2. Entries must be no more than 500 words.
  3. Entries must be double-spaced and sent as attachment or -pasted in the body of the email.
  4. Entries must be in 12 point type.
  5. Picture Books are not eligible for this competition
  6. Only one entry per person

 

There are a number of costs involved in running this competition however, I want to encourage young writers from all over the world regardless of their financial situation so I will endeavour to always keep this competition free for kids.

If you wish to make a donation towards the ongoing running of this competition, please feel free to use the ‘Donate’ button on this blog.

Thanks for your interest in this competition.

I look forward to reading your entries.

Dee 

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