QuickFic 27/03/15

Hi there! What’s that you say? You feel like today’s a day for a competition where you write words to win books?

Well, how fortunate. So do we.

If you haven’t played QuickFic before, it’s quite straightforward:

At 9:50 on a Friday morning (just about right now), we give you a prompt. You write us a story of up to 250 words using that prompt, give it a title, and send it to us at academy@faber.co.uk by 2:50 this afternoon. Not a second after.

At 3:30pm, we announce a winner, and that winner wins not three, not four, but FIVE excellent books.

Sound good? Good!

Here’s that prompt we mentioned:



And those books? Why, ’tis these ones:


L-R: Paul Auster: Collected Novels, Vol.3, Past Crimes, The Spider King’s Daughter, Poetry Please, The Girl With A Clock For A Heart

See you at 3:30!

By entering our QuickFic writing competitions, you’re granting us non-exclusive worldwide permission to reprint your story on our website should you win. The winner will also get a chance to win a place on one of Start to Write one day courses, because at the end of the year we’ll be choosing our favourite of all the winners – the champion of champions, let’s say. 

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