Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Reminder: Sunpenny Writing Competitions deadline at end of April!

Do you or someone you know have a passion for writing? We are still accepting submissions to our writing competitions till the end of April. There's a category to suit all interests, abilities and ages with prizes to be won so take a look at the options below and get creative!

Open Short Story Competition

This competition is open to anyone, of all ages and levels of experience. Stories can be up to 4,000 words written in any style and on any subject providing it is clean and non offensive.

If you have a manuscript ready, then this could be your chance to become a published author in the genre of Intelligent Romance with a Christian Inspirational flavour! With strong characters and story lines, and locations around the world, some will be contemporary, others historical. They will vary in style to include humour, travel, adventure, crime/detective, Western, military, etc. As long as they have a romance at their heart and a Christian worldview, no gratuitous sex, violence, or foul language etc, they fit what we are looking for.

First, second and third manuscripts will receive guaranteed publishing contracts but all the best entries will have the chance to be offered one too.

You can have a look at the winning manuscripts of 2009 which have now been published here.

This competition is open to Christian writers around the world, of any age or experience level. Entries should have a distinct Christian theme or message, the stronger the better. Christian fiction is a very under-utilized tool that can reach out to non-Christians, and uplift and guide believers. It plants seeds; it waters seeds; it nurtures, if properly used. Christian fiction is not only an outlet for God-given creativity, it allows us to blossom in something we love while at the same time carrying out the Great Commission and honouring our Lord.

We believe that writing talent starts young and love to see children having fun writing! The standard of entries has been excellent in our past competitions with very imaginative stories and we are looking forward to reading more this year. If you know a budding young author up to the age of 14, why not tell them about the competition? Stories can be up to 3,000 words on any subject or theme.

I (Stephanie) have entered the Sunpenny young writers competition and won previously, which inspired me in my writing so I would really like to encourage young writers to pick up their pens.

Please visit the link to information on each competition in he heading on our website to find out about each competition in more detail including more guidelines, entry fees, prizes and tips for formatting. What are you waiting for? Get writing! 


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