The Mind membership short story competition is now open!

Mind membership has launched a short story competition exclusively for members.

We want you to get those creative juices flowing and write a short story on the theme of ‘Journeys’. This can be about a physical, mental or spiritual journey, can be autobiographical or fictional and can be written about people, animals, events or objects. There’s no limit to your creativity!

The story needs to be between 2000 - 4000 words (approx. 4 typed pages) and can be submitted in the following ways:

  1. Via the below entry form
  2. Email us at [email protected]
  3. Post your story to Membership team, Mind, 15-19 Broadway, London, E15 4BQ

The winner will receive £100 worth of books from our partners at Penguin, a year’s free subscription to Audible, Love2Shop vouchers, a Mind goody bag and their story featured on Mind’s website.

Scroll down for information on Mind's membership, competition rules and the short story judges.

The deadline for entries is midnight Tuesday 21 May.


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Mind membership short story competition 2019 (Members only)

Thank you so much for entering the Mind member short story competition. Entries have now closed and we are currently sifting the stories. We will be in touch with all entrants shortly, for any queries please email [email protected].

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the membership team at [email protected].

Good luck! 


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Competition rules

Here's everything you need to know about the membership short story competition from terms of entry to criteria, prizes and the judging process.

Terms & conditions of entry

The Judges

The top five shortlisted stories will be given to the final judging panel made up of members of staff from Mind, Penguin, Audible and Mind members.

Meet the judges

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