I’m a bit worried about the fantastic Flash Fiction competition Reader’s Digest are running – and I’m not sure if I should be

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

worried vinatge drawingReader’s Digest are holding their annual short story competition for the eighth year. There are lots of good things about it.

  • It’s free to enter

  • Short stories have to be exactly 100 words – that’s a really interesting challenge

  • There are three categories—one for adults and two categories for schools: one for children aged 12–18 and one for children under 12

But I think I should flag up this sentence in the rules.

Contributions become world copyright of Readers’ Digest.

As far as I can see, that sentence doesn’t apply just to winning contributions, but all entries. I’ve asked for clarification on their website but haven’t heard back. I decided to post anyway as time is running out: the deadline is 5pm on February 19th.
So, you decide…apart from that it’s a great competition, open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland.

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