Guest Blog: The Other Publishing Company Launch Innovative Weekend Short Story Competition – ‘The Lit Bits Weekend Challenge’

As part of their mission to bring the best short stories from new and established authors to keen readers around the world, The Other Publishing Company are running a series of weekend short story competitions, with winners receiving publication and a share of a £1000 prize pot.

Over the course of four consecutive weekends, starting on the 13th of December 2013, The Other Publishing Company are challenging writers to produce an entertaining short story of 1000 words. Each Friday morning they are giving writers a set story title to work with and challenging them to have it completed by Monday morning.

Each weekend three winners will receive £80 or $80 (depending on where they live), that’s 8p or 8c a word! At the end of the month twelve winning stories will share almost £1000 in prize money, and all winning stories will be published in special Lit Bits compilations. Entrants can enter as many stories each weekend as they wish, and from anywhere in the world, but they must be written in English. Entry is entirely free “to give everyone an opportunity to make money from their writing and get published, whether you’re a household name or not yet published,” says The Other Publishing Company’s Commissioning Editor and competition judge, Michael Cameron-Lewis.

Acclaimed authors Robert Rigby and Michael Cameron-Lewis will judge the competition. Robert Rigby is the co-author, with Andy McNab of the best-selling Boy Soldier series of novels. His other fiction includes the novelizations of the Goal! movies and a stand-alone novel in the series - Goal: Glory Days. He is the author of the four official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic novels for children. Robert also writes for the theatre, television and radio drama and is a prolific songwriter and composer, working in recording, television and radio. Robert has also had three short stories published on Lit Bits; When Harry Met Dali, The Silences, and Each Little Bird. Michael Cameron-Lewis is The Other Publishing Company’s Commissioning Editor; and a best-selling author, television writer, and theatrical director in his own right.

For full details and to sign up please visit the competition page:


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