Twisted Mysteries Writing Competition

Submissions must be mystery stories with a twist,  a maximum of 3000 words each and fit in with the theme below. There is no minimum but we would prefer 2500-3000 words.

The year is 1933 and we are taking you back to the golden age of steam travel, cinema and art deco.
It is an era of fashionable hats for both men and women. Of capturing moments in time on film and camera. Cinematography is the new hobby for the wealthy.
A time of working windmills and horses pulling carts. When pitchforks are still used to harvest the fields; hay loaded by hand.
It is the setting of mystery and romance.

But what lurks beneath its surface?
What twists and tales lie unspoken?

We look forward to reading your submission.

Each prize winner will have their story published in the Twisted Mysteries 'Destiny' E-book anthology to be published in May 2018.

Entries will be judged on a monthly basis and as such there are six opportunities for you to submit your stories.
If your story is not amongst the winners in any one month, please do not resubmit the same story in any subsequent months of this competition.
This competition is open  until  Friday 30th March 2018.

Each month's submissions:-

First Prize  £100
Second Prize £50
Third Prize £25
(total £175)
plus a downloadable copy of the E-book

Entry fee is £5 per story.

Judging takes place on the last day of each month.
Winners will be notified by the 16th of the following month.

Our competition rules are here

Competition Submissions