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The literature rating website RateMyWords.com is running its first competition. Its subjectwriting-2 is #VirginiaWoolf’s life and work. The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain will judge the competition. All genres of literature are welcome – short story, essay, poem, song, etc.

The #RateMyWords ‘Virginia Woolf Writing Competition’ opened for entries on Jan. 25, which would have been Virginia Woolf’s 132nd birthday, and will close on Feb. 25, 2014.

Winners will be announced on RateMyWords.com on March 25, 2014. RateMyWords has pledged to donate all profits to the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.

Read about the prizes and conditions for entry below:

PRIZES
1st: £200, a digital Competition Winner’s Medal, posting in the RateMyWords Hall of Fame
2nd: £100, a digital Medal, posting in Hall of Fame
3rd: £50, a digital Medal, posting in Hall of Fame

RULES
• Each registered user may enter work in any genre with a maximum of 1,500 words per work.
• All work must be previously unpublished (including on RateMyWords).
• The entry fee will be £3, payable through PayPal.
• Closing date is Feb. 25, 2014: no entries will be accepted after this date.
• Entries will be submitted anonymously to the judging panel and their decision will be final.
• Winners will be announced on March 25, 2014, on RateMyWords.com and their works will be displayed in the website’s Hall of Fame.
• RateMyWords will publish on Twitter and Facebook links to the three winning works.
• 10 percent of all entry fees will go to Book Aid International.
• Any profits will be donated to the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.

For more information and instructions on how to enter, please go to www.ratemywords.com/competition

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