The Pen Factor – Writing Contest & Personal Feedback


Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Entry Fees

$25 max


All submissions receive a written review of their work. The Top 25% of submissions receive a Pen Factor award and are published on the website's leaderboard.

The overall winner receives publicity, a full manuscript assessment from a London consultancy including professional guidance on moving their writing career to the next level. The idea is to make these professional editing services available to writers who demonstrate talent.


The Pen Factor has developed an algorithm that helps identify fine writing. Writers are graded according to how appealing their work is to readers and given this feedback. All submissions receive written reviews in return for reviewing someone else’s writing as part of the submission process.

Word limit: 1,500 words. Genre: Any fiction. The winners are selected by celebrity guest judges.

About: The Pen Factor believes every applicant deserves respect and encouragement at all stages of their writing journey. All writers need regular objective feedback. Fiction born of a fertile imagination deserves an audience that understands the effort it takes to create evocative writing. Mutual respect is key.

Contact Information

Clarissa Horwood - [email protected]



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