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Monday, 21 November 2011

Can you write a moving story? FREE competition

Moving house is supposed to be one of the most stressful events in your life.  Everyone has a tale to tell of moving house and the trials, tribulations and horrors they suffered during the process. Alternatively you may have very happy memories of moving house - the expectation of setting up first home together, or finally moving to that dream palace you've saved for.  Whatever your story why not turn your experiences into a short story and enter this FREE competition.  The Peter Barry estate agent and letting agency is running a competition, details as follows:
  • Short stories of word count under 2,000 on the theme of 'Moving House'
  • First prize £750
  • Two runner-up prizes of £125
  • Winning entries (12 shortlist) will be published on Peter Barry website 
  • All entries must be original and unpublished
  • You must be over 18 years to enter
  • One entry per person - but entry is FREE
  • Deadline is 12 December 2011
Click here for more details of competition and full submission guidelines.

Send your entries via email to movingstories@peterbarry.co.uk (as MS Word or .rtf attachments).  As always check to make sure your NAME, CONTACT DETAILS do NOT appear on the story document, but DO include them in the email!

If you are in the process of moving house or have recently moved then £750 could come in very handy!

Good luck ...


  1. Didn't think I was going to enter this, Tracy, but an idea came to me in the middle of the night, so I'm giving it a go. Bit daft really, I know, to try to knock something out at this late hour, but you never know your luck.

  2. Funny how ideas come in the night isn't it. I often have peculiar dreams which I've later turned into short stories. I'll keep fingers (and trotters of course) crossed for you. Please let me know how you get on in the competition.