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The Woolly Writer Short Story Competition

Always fancied your hand at writing fiction but never had the confidence to give it a go? Well, now’s your chance to enter our annual short story competition – where your tale could be published in our magazine! It’s a great chance to be creative, even if it doesn’t involve yarn, needles or a hook.

The Woolly Writer Short Story Competition

To enter, simply choose an opening sentence, write your 1000 word tale and submit it here.


1) Choose a sentence
A) I took a deep breath and gripped my bag tightly, before pushing open the door to the knitting group.
B) The man opposite pulled a pair of needles and chunky navy blue yarn from a weathered satchel.
C) She gazed up at the colourful shelves of stacked yarn, when she heard an unexpected voice behind her.

2) Write a 1000 word story
If you’re new to writing, these tips may come in handy…
Make a plan. Jot down ten points to guide you as you write.
Believe in it. Your imagination will help you plot the characters.
Enjoy yourself! If you have fun then it is sure to show in the story.

3) Submit your entry
Enter at letsgetcrafting.com/thewoollywriter or via post no later than Friday 19th August 2016 to: The Woolly Writer, LGC Knitting & Crochet, 1 Phoenix Court, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JY


As well as a £50 Search Press voucher, our winner will receive a yarn and tool bundle worth more than £100. The winning story will be published in issue 85 of Let’s Get Crafting, as well as online at topcrochetpatterns.com along with our two runner-up entries.


Mary Ellingham
Mary Ellingham is Publicity Manager at crafty book specialists Search Press, winner of Best Book Publisher 2016 in the Craft Business Awards 2016. As well as the bundle pictured right, our winner will receive a £50 Search Press voucher. Two runners-up will win a £50 voucher each – yay!

To view its range of books, visit searchpress.com. You can read last year’s two runner-up entries here and here.

You have until Friday 19th August 2016 to enter - good luck!

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