Write a story featuring a cake

Start date: 30 July 2019

Closing date: 27 August 2019

Language: English, Gaelic, Scots
A selection of cupcakes

Each month we’ll provide a prompt to get you started, but where the story goes from there is entirely up to you.

This month's prompt is inspired by The Literary Gift Company, who are celebrating their 10th birthday (and who are offering extra special prizes for August).

The competition includes four categories, Adult Writers, All-age Gaelic Writers, Young Writers 5-11 and Young Writers 12-18. The entries will be judged by a panel and the four winning stories will be published on our website roughly two weeks after the closing date.

A prize will be awarded to a writer in each category:

Whether you're a seasoned writer or you've always fancied picking up a pen, why not give it a go? You can read last month's winning entries for inspiration.

Competition Entry Form

Maximum of 50 Words