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Short Story Competition

Bear With Me Books is running a short story competition for Earth Day 2019.

Earth Day is used to promote environment protection and understanding.

Competition Theme

This year we're looking for planet-based stories about people or animals making an attempt to impact their environment in a positive way.

General Guidelines

  • The maximum length for stories is 3000 words. There is no minimum length for stories.

  • The deadline for entries is the April 5th.

  • Winning stories will be published on the Bear With Me Books website.

  • We're looking for environmentally-themed stories in any genre, but no stories with gratuitous violence, sex, cruelty or racism. Also, please don't send us your fan-fiction or stories with another writer's characters.


1st prize - £50

2nd prize - £25

3rd prize - £15

Submission Fee

Entrants will be asked to pay a £5 submission fee when entering their story.

You will be redirected to our PayPal page where you can make your payment.

Please include your name and story title in the PayPal note.

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