Writing Competitions by Text and Chance to Win £50 Every Month

Can you write a compelling story within the confines of a single mobile phone text message?



A New Competition and Chance to Win £50 Every Month

Each month we run a new competition with a guaranteed first place prize of £50



Text Your Entry Directly From Your Mobile Phone

Simpy text your story to 82085 from a UK mobile phone. Precede it with the word STORY and a space. Entries cost £1 plus the cost of a standard network text message.




The October competition theme is "Pay-Day".

Get your entries to us by midnight on the 31st October.

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General guidance and advice for submitting your stories to our competitions

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Pease read the rules by which we run Txtlit competitions. Entering a competition indicates your acceptance of the rules

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Txtlit is a unique literary genre of creative writing using the confines of the mobile phone texting system, SMS (Short Message System).

A single mobile phone text message contains just 160 characters, including spaces and punctuation. That’s not a lot of room to write, but as you’ll see on this website it can make for some awesome results.

At txtlit.co.uk we provide a writing competition platform that tests your writing skills whilst giving you a chance to gain financially. We believe Txtlit.co.uk writing competitions to be the easiest to enter writing competitions in the UK. But being easy to enter doesn't make our competitions easy to win.

It takes skill to write a Txtlit story, especially one that is well constructed, grammatically correct and entertaining. If you’re a writer you’ll know that every single word must count to move a story forward. This is never truer than when writing a Txtlit Story. Every word must work especially hard and bear relevance to the overall piece. There is no room for waffle or words that don’t have a place.

What makes a Txtlit story so challenging to write is what makes it so appealing to read. A raft of complex thoughts and ideas crammed into just a few lines of text. Subtle messages, clever twists and delicious manipulation of the English language to make you smile, weep or both.

In a world in which we have become increasingly time-poor and demands are made upon every second of our existence, how better to be entertained by the written word than in the few seconds it takes to read a Txtlit story.

Incidentally, we love the English language and believe that it is so rich and dynamic that micro stories need never be written in “text-speak” the abbreviated language associated with mobile phones. Therefore, stories which contain phrases such as “wud b gr8 2CU B4 satrdy” (Would be great to see you before Saturday) will stand little chance of winning, unless its use is intrinsic to the story.


Entering a Txtlit Competition is Easy

Check Out What the Month's Competition Theme is Before You Enter

To enter a competition simply text the word STORY followed by a space and then your story in no more than 154 further characters (giving 160 characters in total) including spaces and punctuation to 82085. You'll receive a text message in reply confirming your entry has been received and your £1 entry fee will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your Pay as You Go balance. You'll also be charged for one standard network text message.


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Txtlit.co.uk runs monthly writing competitions for users of UK mobile phones only. To enter a competition text the word STORY followed by a space and your entry to 82085. The competition theme changes each month so check what the latest competition theme is before you enter.

Entry will be charged to your telephone bill or deducted from your Pay as You Go Account and costs £1 plus a standard network text message.



Txtlit.co.uk is registered with and conforms to the code of practice set out by Phone Pay Plus; the organisation that regulates phone-paid services in the UK.

Find out more at http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk/