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Writeidea Short Story Competition

The East London Writeidea Prize 2018


Helen Burns Tender


Virginia Hawke Once a mum always a mum
Isra Rahman Silent Ghosts
Nneoma Nwankwo The Redemption  of Mama Ude
Maria Messias Mendes Protest

Teen Prize Winner

Reain Kabir Pretha A Journey

Teen Prize Finalists

Anika Iqbal Dear Women of Mankind
Taqiya Labiba December 13th 2017
Sayma Begum Between My Mother's Arms I Am Safe
Tahmina Begum I'm What I Am

Idea Store Learner Winner

Farhana Akhter Ramla Ali

ESOL Prize Winners

Farmina Yeasmin Sunday 8th July, Sad News
Mahbuba Begum Unbelievable
Mariam Mohamed Women


























Writeidea Prize 2018

Competition First Prize £300

Four finalists’ prizes £50

Teen First Prize £50
Four finalists’ prizes £20

Idea Store Learners' Prize £50

The Writeidea Short Story Prize is a competition is aimed at writers who have never been published before. Stories must be a maximum of 3,000 words (no minimum).
Entrants must live, work or study in Tower Hamlets.

The theme. this year is "Women". Stories are welcome in any style or genre.

The Winner will be announced at the Writeidea Festival on either 17 or 18 November 2018 (date and time to be confirmed).

Entrants must be 16 years old or over on the closing date.
Teen competition entrants must be 13 - 19 years old.
Idea Store Learners’ Prize entrants must be enrolled on an Idea Store Learning class during the academic year 2017-2018 or 2018-2019.
Closing date 31 October 2018

Please read carefully the rules before entering.

Enter your story here or use the entry form link on the right.

The Writeidea ESOL Prize

The Writeidea ESOL Prize is a local short story prize for learners enrolled on Idea Store Learning ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses.

The title is "Women". A panel of experts will judge the short stories, which can be fiction or non-fiction

Prize: £50 (for each of the three entry categories)

Closing date: 31 October 2018

There are three categories, according to learners’ abilities:

Category 1: Pre-Entry Entry 1 ESOL (up to 300 words)

Category 2: Entry 2 Entry 3 ESOL (up to 800 words)

Category 3: Level 1 Level 2 ESOL (up to 1500 words)

The winners will be invited to share their stories at the Writeidea Reading Festival on either 17 or 18 November 2018 (date and time to be confirmed).

For ages 16 plus. To enter, please email or give your story to your Tutor.

Please read carefully the Rules and Regulations.

For a short film by Rob Johns and Rick Cordell about ESOL provision and the Writeidea Esol prize see here