Competition: Write a story featuring hot chocolate

Last day for entries

Start date: 31 January 2024, 09:00

Closing date: 27 February 2024, 23:55

Language: English, Gaelic, Scots
Topics: Competitions
Hot chocolate resting on a book surrounded by autumn leaves and a tartan blanket

Each month we'll provide a prompt to get you started, but where the story goes from there is entirely up to you. 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 and we're very happy to offer the below:

Winners located outside the UK in the Adult or Young writers categories will receive an alternative prize from The Literary Gift Company. For more information, check out our terms and conditions.

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Competition Entry Form

Category *
Maximum of 50 words
I confirm I am over 16
If you are under 16, you can still enter the competition but will be asked to provide an additional contact email for a parent or guardian