for writers and readers….

Win a Holiday with a Short Story


There’s nothing not to like about this international writing competition. It’s run by a well-established writer’s retreat in Greece (so they know what they are doing). The prize is flexible. You can take the week long retreat this year OR 2017 (how sensible). If travelling to a Greek island is out of the question the winner can choose one-to-one online tutoring instead. (So, accessible to all.) And the final icing on the cake is that while there is a £5 entry fee you can enter for free if you like Limnisa’s facebook page and share the competition page on social media.

The basics:
“We welcome stories on any subject coming from any genre, but what we are looking out for is writing with spark and conviction.”
Maximum 3000 words – the rules said “approx.” but don’t get carried away. My feeling is that 10% over the maximum is the most you could get away with, but if you really want to win this holiday why take the risk? 3000 words is already a pretty generous word count. (Do take a risk with your story and your writing though. The safe, the predictable, the I’ve-read-stories-like-this-before don’t usually win competitions.)
April 15 2016. Put that date in your diary now but lie to yourself and bring it forward by a week.
Any nit-picking rules?
Yes, about the fount you use, where you put the title, your name and contact details and how you send it. You can find them all HERE. Follow them to the letter.

The prizes:

  • 1st Prize:

One week Writers’ Retreat or Workshop in 2016 or 2017 at Limnisa, near Agios Georgios, Methana, Greece: Website:  All inclusive: Full board, 7 nights accommodation in single room, optional daily yoga sessions, literary evening, use of all Limnisa facilities: beach, bikes, international library etc.

OR five online sessions of personal tutoring.

  • 2nd and 3rd Prize:

50 % discount on the Writers’ Retreat or Workshop

OR a free online session of personal tutoring or feedback on written work.

  • 2 Runners up:

25% discount on the Writers’ Retreat or Workshop

Right, that’s summer sorted then….

Greek writing retreat

6 comments on “Win a Holiday with a Short Story

  1. The Story Reading Ape
    January 28, 2016
  2. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Bridget Whelan​ with news of a short story competition with a week’s Greek writing retreat as the prize… this year or next.. sounds great.

  3. Annette Rochelle Aben
    January 28, 2016

    What an amazing opportunity. I am checking to see if this is open to persons all over the world…

    • Annette Rochelle Aben
      January 28, 2016

      and it is, so I am thrilled to see this

    • bridget whelan
      January 28, 2016

      Yes it is…

  4. kimwrtr
    January 29, 2016

    Reblogged this on Kim's Author Support Blog.

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