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Short Story Competition

We are pleased to announce that ISTC Community is running its short story competition again this spring.

The theme is “It was spring 2018 when I first realised I could…”.

You are not limited to writing about tech comms related topics (though if this inspires you then we would love to read it too) so feel free to get as creative as you would like!

The winner will receive a copy of Stephen Crabbe’s excellent book “Current Practices and Trends in Technical and Professional Communication.”

Entries must be a maximum of 2,200 words and must be received by midnight Friday 6th of April 2018. Entries cost £3 for ISTC members (please quote your ISTC membership number on entry) and £5 for non-ISTC members.

You can pay your entry fee here.

Short Story Competition
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Rules for ISTC Community short story competition

• Maximum of 2,200 words
• Must be an original story and must be written in English
• Submitted in word doc via the online form
• The theme is “It was spring 2018 when I first realised I could…”
• Deadline is midnight Friday 6th April 2018
• No limit on the entries but a fee of £5 (non-ISTC member rate) or £3 (ISTC member) for each story submitted (please quote your ISTC membership number on entry).
• The fee is payable when you submit the story online

• Once you have paid the fee, there will be no refunds

• Judged anonymously, therefore, do not include personal details of the author in the story

• Judges have the final say

• Winner will be notified via email and the winning story will be published on the ISTC website.

• On winning the competition you allow the ISTC to publish this story on the site
• Entrants do not have to be ISTC members, but they must be aged 18 years and over

Halloween Competition

You can read the winning entry from the Halloween competition here, The Curse of the Grocers’ Apostrophe, written by Liz Gregory.