Creative Writing Competition 2022

Theme: Travel 

Prizes for short stories and poetry – £200 in total prize money

Wanted: short stories up to 1,500 words or poetry up to 40 lines

Submit up to three items. Cash prizes: £50, £30 and £20 for each category. You can enter both sections. £3 for one item or £5 up to three pieces. All will be considered for both the competition, awards and anthology.

This is a new competition. You can cover the subject of travel from any angle. Pieces can be emailed or posted to:

Creative Mind, Horwich Art Studios, Rugby House, Hampson Street, Horwich, Lancs BL6 7JH


  • Deadline: 26th October 2022
  • Pay by cheque payable to Creative Mind. If you want to pay via PayPal, contact us.
  • Your items are not returnable so please retain a copy. You retain copyright over your work and it will only be used for the purposes of the competition and anthology.
  • Everyone in the anthology will receive a free copy and be invited to the book launch. We will try to include as many of you as we can!
  • Copies of previous anthologies are still available at £6 plus £1.80 postage