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100 word story competition

Our incredibly successful 100-word-story competition is back for a fifth year. This is your chance to win £500 and see your work published in the magazine—all you have to do is write a brilliant work of fiction in just 100 words!
100 word story

Enter via the online form below. If you'd prefer, you can also email us at

The Rules: Please ensure that submissions are original, not previously published, and are exactly 100 words long. Don’t forget to include your full name, address, email and daytime phone number with all correspondence. We may use entries in all print and electronic media. We cannot acknowledge or return your story. Do not send SAEs. Contributions become world copyright of Vivat Direct Ltd (t/a Reader’s Digest).

Entry is open only to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. It is not open to employees of Vivat Direct Ltd (t/a Reader’s Digest), its subsidiary companies and all other persons associated with this competition, their immediate families, and relatives living in an employee’s household. The judges’ decision is final.