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Our annual talent competition is back

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Great news! ELLE’s annual talent competition is back for its seventh year and we’re on the lookout for the next writing superstar.

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This year’s winner will have their piece published in the January 2016 issue of ELLE and win a beautiful Smythson notebook.

We are looking for a 500-word piece inspired by the hashtag #RelationshipGoals.

Think about any relationship in your life that matters to you and what you want from it, be it with a friend, boyfriend, mother, brother, colleague – the who is up to you.

For top writing tips from bestselling author, Jessie Burton, buy the September issue of ELLE, on sale now.

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The panel of judges who will decide the winner includes:

Lorraine Candy, ELLE Editor-in-Chief

Kenya Hunt, ELLE acting content editor

Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

Kate Mosse, Novelist and Chair and co-founder of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Anna James, ELLE literary editor

 

The deadline for entries is 11.59pm on 10 September 2015.

 

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Good luck!

 

Terms and conditions: This competition is open to residents of the UK and Ireland aged 18 and over. The competition opens on 6 August 2015 and closes 11.59pm on 10  September 2015. Entries received after this date will not be counted. Only one entry per person. You must not already have had material published in ELLE or on elleuk.com. The entry must not have been previously published. The five finalists, including one winner, will be chosen from the entries by members of the ELLE editorial team and the panel. Five finalists will receive a Smythson monogrammed Dukes manuscript book, worth £135. The winner’s letter will be published under your name in an upcoming issue of ELLE .There will be no payment for your submission. The winning entry may be edited prior to publication at the sole discretion of the ELLE editorial team and by entering this competition you consent to this and grant Hearst an exclusive licence in and to your work, in perpetuity. The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. You warrant that the piece does not infringe any third party’s copyright, nor is defamatory or in breach of someone’s privacy. The name of the winner will be available on request. Full competition details are viewable at hearst.co.uk/magazines/terms-and-conditions.html. Your data will be kept confidential and not passed on to any third parties, and otherwise will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and ELLE’s privacy policy (the full terms and conditions of which are available at elleuk.com). By entering this competition you agree to these terms and conditions, and you consent to Hearst Magazines UK contacting you in relation to your entry by email, telephone or letter.

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