The London School of Journalism

Writing Competition Rules
(Please bear in mind that rules may change from competition to competition)
  • Your story must be less than 500 words.
  • The aim is to write a short story of any genre.
  • All work must be previously unpublished.
  • Copyright remains with the author.
  • In the event you submit a winning entry, it will be displayed on the LSJ website.
  • Submissions may be identified by a 'pen name', if preferred.
  • This competition is open to LSJ students and members of the public.
  • All submissions must be received on or before 1 June 2016.
  • You may not submit more than one story.
  • Entrants must be 16 or older.
  • All submissions must be sent via email to
  • No postal entries will be accepted.
  • The decision of the LSJ is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering the competition you are deemed to have agreed to the above rules.

    The winner(s) of this month's Competition will be announced on our site, by 25 July. Winners will also be contacted by email.

    1st Place - Three books from the UK Bestsellers List (July Edition)
    2nd Place - The choice of one book from the UK Bestsellers List (July Edition)
    3rd Place - The choice of one book from the Bestsellers List (July Edition)

    The winning three entries will be shown on the website.

    We are unable to provide any feedback on your submissions. Please visit our website to find out about our Creative Writing Courses.