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Student Only Book Review Competition

Win £25

Read the winner of our 300-word short story competition

To encourage you to write and give you practice at entering competitions we are running a student only competition. It's free to enter and the winner will receive a £25 prize paid by cheque (UK students only) or through PayPal or as an Amazon Voucher but, if you have outstanding course fees we'll take it off your next instalment.  Also, the winner will be published on our blog.

This time we’d like you to write a 200-word book review. If your course covers non-fiction writing then there should be a module about writing reviews for you to look over. But if you're on a course that doesn't cover reviews then check out the Book Trust tips.

Good luck and enjoy the challenge.

The closing date for this competition is 28th February 2019 so you’ve got plenty of time to get your entry in.

Remember, there’s no entry fee for this competition but make sure to include your student number along with your name.

Send your entry to:

or by post to:

Student Only Writing Competition
8-10 Dutton Street
M3 1LE

Please read the following rules carefully before submitting your entry.

1. All work must be in English.

2. Your review may be on about any book but should not have been previously published.

3. Reviews must not exceed 200 words (not including the title).

3. Copyright remains with the author but prize winners must give permission to include the work on The Writers Bureau blog.

4. Entries cannot be returned to contestants; so please keep a copy.

5. Winners will be notified individually.

6. Entries that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified.

7. Only The Writers Bureau students are eligible to enter the competition.

8. The Judge will be Susie Busby Principal of The Writers Bureau.

[NB: The Writers Bureau reserves the right to change the judges without notice.]

The Closing Date is 28th February 2019