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WriteStars is taking a sabbatical.

We often tell our clients to step away from their writing every now and then. It's so important. Time out gives the subconscious space to work its magic.

So we're following our own advice!

What will we do? Update our website, think up some more competitions, work out the best way to offer an exciting new service. And drink a glass or two of wine in the sunshine. Possibly.

The WriteStars website will stay up (but might change - a lot!), and you can still contact us via email, at info@writestars.co.uk, or write to us at WriteStars Ltd, 43 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5FJ.

We'll be back later in the year.

In the meantime, we'd like to wish everyone a wonderful summer - and happy writing!

(Updated 29 May 2018)

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BACK TO WRITING ...

Short-story winner:  "A New Life"

Congratulations to Heather Russell, whose moving story took the top spot in our latest short-story competition. And to the runners up - in alphabetical order - Dorothy Cox and Ellen Evers.

Read all their winning entries here.

Each entry included - as requested and in various ways - red nail polish, a chestnut tree, and a pathway - and we left the interpretation of the latter up to the writers. The result was a terrific selection of creative stories. We appreciate all the work and careful craft that has gone into each entry and thank all who took the time to enter.

For more details and the full shortlist and longlist Click here.

£1 from each entry fee is sent to Children in Crisis - the literacy charity, to go towards their brilliant work in Africa and Afghanistan.