How to Enter

WriteTime competitions are only open to older writers. Everyone is welcome, wherever in the world you live. If you want to join in, you need to be over 60 years old. There’s no upper age limit. 

Share your stories  with us – entering a competition is a great way to keep up your writing. The closing date for our next short story competition is 30 June 2023. The small submission fee covers basic administration costs and judging is by a panel of older experienced writers and editors.

Winners will be notified within six weeks of the closing date.‬

Please pay at the time of your submission:
£3 for one entry
£5 for two entries
You may pay via PayPal or by cheque.
£50 for winner and £25 each for up to two runners-up in each competition.


You may enter online or by post. Please follow all the instructions for sending your entry and ensure that you pay your entry fee at the same time.

By post

Follow the instructions here.


You may enter using the form below. After submitting your entry you will be taken directly to an acknowledgement page where you will be able to arrange payment. Please make sure you pay the entry fee. Entries cannot be considered before full payment is made.