The Six Feet Writing Competition

The American Book Center & The Story Lounge present:
A creative writing competition!


Are you lacking a creative outlet and need a little nudge? Do you have some serious writing skills just wasting away?
Then make sure you read this!

The American Book Center and The Story Lounge have organised a seriously fun writing competition for this spring and summer.

How to enter?

Once you have written, tweaked and turned your story upside down & inside out, you can send it to
Remember to follow the submission guidelines below or you are out of the competition.

What’s the theme?

For this competition we ask you to write a short fiction story
with a maximum of 1500 words.
The theme is: ‘intimacy in a socially distant world.’
We are looking for an original approach that stirs the reader and creates an urge to read on until the end. If you have fun writing it, we can usually tell; it’s contagious!


The winner gets a free 2-hour creative writing workshop with The Story Lounge and a voucher worth €50 for the American Book Center. Your story will be placed on this page as a centrepiece and will be promoted throughout our socials.
The second and third runners-up will each receive a voucher for the American Book Center worth €25 and will also be posted on this page for all to read and admire.

The Story Lounge

Submission guidelines

  • Anyone over 18 can join
  • Your submission has to be written in English
  • Only original works that have not been published in print, digital  or online publications will be considered
  • Format: 12pt Arial, Word Document
  • Don’t forget to give your story a title!
  • Send to as an attachment
  • Call your email ‘Six Feet Writing Competition’
  • Maximum word count is 1500 words
  • The deadline is July 1st, 2020
  • If you don’t follow these guidelines you will be disqualified
  • All rights remain with the author of the original piece

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