Competition Rules

  • Competitions are open to anyone of any age who has access to a mobile phone serviced by a UK mobile network provider

  • Entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not have previously published or broadcast nor simultaneously entered for another competition

  • Entry fees are £1 per entry which will be billed through your mobile phone account. You will also be billed for a standard text message for each entry by your mobile phone service provider. Failure to seek the bill payers permission will invalidate the entry

  • There is no limit to the number of entries that anyone can make for a competition

  • Competitions will run monthly and will begin as soon as they are announced in the month of the competition. Usually early on the first day of the month. Competitions close at midnight on the last day of the month of competition

  • Competitions can only be entered from a mobile phone by texting the word STORY, followed by a space and then the story to 82085

  • Entries competitions can be no longer than 160 characters including spaces, punctuation, carriage returns AND the competition keyword and subsequent space. In other words you have 154 further characters in which to write your story

  • A first prize of at least £50 will be paid to the winner of each monthly competition. Prizes will be assessed regularly depending on the popularity of the competitions

  • Results will be published on the Txtlit website as soon as possible after the close of the competition. Prize winners will be notified via their mobile phone

  • Copyright remains with the author, however, by entering the competition you give permission for your entry to be published on the Txtlit website and to appear without payment in any publicity material for or in any future publications compiled and sold by or its associated companies. In such circumstances every effort will be made to see that the author is credited for their work

  • The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into

  • Submission of entries will indicate acceptance of the rules and conditions
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