How much does it cost to enter the competitions and are there any catches?

The competitions are free and always will be. If we ever include a competition with a charge, this will be in addition to the usual competitions. We do not believe it is fair to pay a fee to enter your work into a competition. This of course means that our prizes are of a lower value, but this also means you can enter the competition without any risk.

The competitions are here to help you write, if you win then great, but if you lose you can simply re-examine your work or start again.

There are no catches, you retain copyright to your work, we only state that the top three entries in the competition will be printed in the Fictionesse Magazine.

What prize do I get if I win the competition?

The top entry wins £25 + publication.
The 2nd & 3rd will also be published.

What does it mean to be in the Fictionesse Magazine?

It simply means for that given month your work is published. Everyone who buys a copy of that issue gets to read your work.

Why do I have to pay for an issue when my work has been printed in it?

We do not offer free issues to those whose work is published in the magazine because this is how the site is funded. In order to keep the competitions free, we charge for the booklets. This, at least to us, seems a much fairer deal than charging for the competition whether or not you win it!

Where does the money sold from the magazine go?

We do not make an exceedingly large amount of money from the sales, mainly due to printing costs. The money goes straight back into the site, on administration, future printing costs; we do not make a profit.

If you have a question, please email Fictionesse