Authors' Guidelines

1. Entry is open to all writers throughout the world and should be sent via email (as attachments only) to
     Important note: Any files sent in the body of emails may be rejected.

2. Attachments should ideally be typed using Arial typeface and saved as either .doc, .docx or .txt files.

3. Entries must be the writer's own work, not currently entered into any other competition and should not exceed 2000 words.

4. Author's name (or nom-de-plume) together with an approximate word count and full postal address must appear on the first page.

5. The winners will be notified and announced in the next available issue of WORDS Magazine and on this website.

6. Entries should reach us on or before the closing dates advertised.

7. Authors may submit as many entries as they wish. Works previously published elsewhere are acceptable but this fact must be mentioned.

8. All entries, whether successful or not, will be considered for publication in either a future issue of Words Magazine, in the library pages of this website or in a compilation of stories sold as an ebook. In all such instances the authors will be contacted prior to any such publication.

Remember: There are NO entry fees.