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Ungagged Winter Writing Competition

The clocks have fallen back, the nights are drawing in, it’s that time of year again…time for the second annual Ungagged Winter Writing Competition!

We enjoyed last year’s competition so much, we decided to make this year’s even bigger. So, not only will the winning entry appear on our site and be dramatized on our podcast (like last year’s winner, Anthony Franks), they’ll also earn themselves £100, and a selection of surprise merch from Ungagged contributors, including signed books straight from the author, and original artwork straight from the artists, as well as Ungagged pins and stickers.

The Small Print

  • Write us a short story with the title, theme or line “The Forgotten

 We are open to stories from any genre, and any variation on the theme, just like with our podcast contributions. But, again like the podcast, we are more interested in stories with a political, utopian or dystopian edge, stories about society, and stories about mankind; who we are, who we could be, and who we will become if we aren’t very careful…

  • Deadline

All entries need to be emailed to us by Midday (BST), Friday, February 1st 2019.

  • Entry Fee

Entry is a voluntary donation to our running costs. We suggest £2.50 but this is a pay as you can competition, so we won’t exclude anyone who can’t afford to make a donation. Equally, if you’d are able to donate a little more, it would be very gratefully received. You can donate to our PayPal here.

  • Submission Details

Entries should be pasted into the body of an email (Not sent as an attachment) to, with the subject “Ungagged Writing Competition.” Dont forget to include your name as you’d like it to appear and the title of your story in your submission.

Entries will be anonymised before being read by a panel of judges made up of Ungagged contributors. Judges will score each entry separately before discussing them as a panel.  Every entry will be read and considered.

  • What’s the catch?

There isn’t one. Get scribbling.

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