Member Competitions

800 Word Competition

Each month the club runs an 800-word short story competition for its members with a small prize, usually a $20 book voucher.

The competition is judged anonymously by our patron.

Submissions to

The themes are:

♦ May – ‘Bring up the Bodies’ to be submitted by 20th June

♦ April – ‘A long way from home’

♦ March – ‘White Fang’   and the microfiction piece – less than 200 words, subject INSOMNIA to bring to next meeting

♦ February – ‘Saturday’

January – ‘SAGA LAND’

♦  November – ‘A Study in Scarlet’

♦  October – ‘Big Little Lies’

♦  September – ‘Of Mice and Men’

In order to give our patron time to read the entries, they must be sent to the TWI secretary ( one week before our Saturday meeting unless advised otherwise. The submitted stories/poems must be 800 words or less.

By submitting your story you agree to being published on the Tropical Writers Inc. website.

Formatting: When formatting your story for submission, please use preferably 12pt Times New Roman (or a similar easy to read font), 1.5 or double spacing. This will make it easier for our judge to read and mark (for feedback) the submissions received.

The competition is open to TWI members only.




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