14 Oct 2020

Enter our exciting new short story competition!

by editor-admin


We’re inviting all our members and registered supporters to write a short story to be published in the Spring ’21 issue of Spiritus, our membership magazine, on the theme of healing. There will also be a cash prize of £50, kindly donated by the healing circles of The Healing Trust in the USA.

Our judge will be Claire Gillman, editor of Kindred Spirit, the UK’s leading mind/body/spirit magazine. An experienced author, editor and writing coach, Claire has helped many aspiring writers to realise their dream of becoming a published author, and has enabled countless published writers to develop their craft in authentic and fulfilling directions.

Closing date: 17th December 2020

Theme: healing

Maximum word length: 800 words

Open to members and registered supporters of The Healing Trust only.

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For all membership enquiries, please contact us.


1 The competition is open to members and registered supporters of The Healing Trust only.

2 Entry is free. Each member or supporter may submit one entry only. It must be their own original work, and previously unpublished in any format or medium.

3 Entries must reach office@thehealingtrust.org.uk by email by 17th December 2020.

4 All entries must be in English. In your email please include your full name and postal address, plus your Healing Trust membership number or supporter number.

5 The maximum length of submissions is 800 words, not including the title. There is no minimum length. The subject must include the theme of healing. Writers are encouraged to set their narrative within the seasons of spring and summer but should not include a Christmas theme.

6 Entries will be read and shortlisted by two healer members who are also published authors. The winning entry will be selected by guest judge Claire Gillman, editor of Kindred Spirit Magazine.

7  Entries should be in a standard 12pt font and 1.5 spaced. Entries must be emailed as a Word document to office@thehealingtrust.org

8 No corrections or alterations can be made after receipt of an entry.

9 The winner will be notified by the office of The Healing Trust on or by 14thJanuary 2020 and will receive £50. The winning entry will be announced and published in the Spring 2021 issue of Spiritus.



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