The Pen Factor’s Boutique Writing Competition


Sunday, June 21, 2015


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Entry Fees

Current competition is free.


The prize is GBP £360 (US$ 530) to spend on a detailed manuscript assessment, with corresponding opportunities for being talent spotted.


The Pen Factor invites writers to enter its Boutique Writing Competition. Word limit: 1500 words (short story or first chapter). Genre: Fiction.

Submissions get three pieces of feedback in return for reviewing three others as part of the entry process. From this a scoring algorithm identifies the best submissions and the top 25% are awarded a certificate and published on a leader board and will be publicised.

The judging panel then looks at the finalists and select an overall winner. The idea is to make professional editing (and talent spotting) services available to writers who demonstrate talent.

About: The Pen Factor believes that every applicant deserves respect. Fiction born of a fertile imagination deserves an audience that understands the work it takes to create evocative writing. Mutual respect is key.

Contact Information

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