Wednesday, September 20, 2006


In the UK this week, Woman's Weekly and Mills & Boon have teamed up to launch a short story competition.

How to Enter

Write a short romance story of 1,500 words, suitable for the new Mills & Boon "Romance" series and Woman's Weekly and send it with the coupon in the magazine by 30 November 2006.

First Prize

* Dell laptop
* Winning story published in Woman's Weekly and on-line on the Mills & Boon website
* 12 months subscription to the Romance series
* Consultation with a Mills & Boon editor (and travel allowance up to £50)

Three runners-up will receive

* 12 months subcriptions to Romance series
* Your story online at Mills & Boon website
* Consultation with a Mills & Boon editor (including travel allowance up to £50)

There's also a special 5 M&B "Romance" books for the price of 4 at W H Smith (including The Sheikh's Guarded Heart!).

Go to it!


Sue aka MsCreativity said...

Both my hubby and I are very excited about this competition (he's aiming to be published by M&B too). Only problem is putting aside my w-i-p again, and I have even more probs with writing short stories! But you've got to be in it to win it, so I'm giving it a try. (I'm determined to get to that Mills & Boon editor one way or the other):-)

Thanks for the info Liz.

madukwriter said...

Ooh thanks for the information. I might actually be able to manage 1500 words! I'm better at writing short stories than longer ones. Is it very bad that my first thought was I could do with a laptop?

Sharon J said...

I really don't like writing short stories but it can't hurt to try, can it?

Thanks for letting us know :-)

Anonymous said...

I wonder if we can submit more than one entry?(Provided we have an entry coupon for each) the rules don't say that you can't, does anyone know if that means we can?


Phillipa said...

Hi Liz ... I don't think I could write a short story any more. BTW I saw one of your books on 'Reader, I Married Him' ...

Liz Fielding said...

Joanne, I've just checked the magazine and there's nothing I can see about not entering more than once, only that each entry must have a coupon from the magazine. Go for it -- and good luck!

Liz Fielding said...

I'm not much a short story writer, either, Phillipa. I just cram an entire book into 5,000 words, which is not quite the way you're supposed to do it.

Thanks for letting me know about seeing my book on the television. Missed it, darn it!

JENNA said...

Ugh...and where does a US author get the coupon? Drat.

Anonymous said...

Jena, you have to be resident in the uk to enter (says so in the rules)