Next Competition

Welcome to our Competitions page.  Below you will find all of the upcoming competitions for this season.

Please note that the deadline for entries is midnight on the 25th of the previous month (unless otherwise stated). They are also limited to one entry per person.

Please could give your story a title – something other than the actual competition brief, keep within the 300 word count limit (+/- 10%) and no PDFs please.  Thanks everyone!  Further entry rules can be viewed by clicking the link. competition rules  

January HWS Writing Competition

Write a short piece from the point of view of the person committing the crime. What are they thinking and what might they have done? (300 words)


Adjudicator: Louisa Scarr, Author of the Butler and West crime series
Deadline: December 21st, midnight

Please check the link for the rules.