Short Story Competition

You could have your tale published in Let's Get Crafting magazine!

If you're crowned the winner you'll receive hundreds of pounds worth of prizes and your story will be published in our magazine! Sounds pretty great, right? Entering is simple: choose an opening sentence below and enter a 1000 word story in the textbox. If you'd prefer to submit your entry by post, press the download button below, print and fill out the form and attach it to your entry. We can't wait to hear from you!

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How to Enter


A) She slowly turned the ball of bright red yarn over in her hands, imagining all the wonderful things she could make, but before she could pop it into her basket, she felt a tapping on her shoulder...
B) The noise of the circus faded as he entered the mystic's tent, and the only audible sounds were his laboured breathing and the click-clacking of the strange woman's knitting needles...
C) No ordinary couple would admit to meeting at a knitting club, but Shaun and Carolyn were no ordinary couple...


If you’re new to writing, these tips may come in handy...
Make a plan: Jot down ten points to guide you as you write.
Believe in it: Your imagination will help you plot the characters.
Enjoy yourself: If you have fun then it is sure to show in the story.


Enter no later than 14th August 2017. If you want to enter by post, download the form below, attach it to your entry, and send to the following address:
LGC Knitting & Crochet, The Woolly Writer,
1 Phoenix Court, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8JY

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Write & Win!

Our winner will receive over £250 worth of yarn from Cygnet (, a £100 Search Press voucher (, a year's subscription to Let's Get Crafting and their story will be published in issue 95 of the magazine, on sale 28th September 2017, as well as on our website!
Two runners-up will receive a £50 Search Press voucher and have their stories published on
This competition will be judged by Mary Ellingham, Publicity Manager at Search Press ( After entries have been shortlisted, the top ten will be sent to Mary for her expertise.
Read last year's winning entry here

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