Competition 3

The Colin Sutton Cup for Humour


“Life is Not a Joke”

Any genre is acceptable. Each piece should be funny.  The first piece should be exactly 1,000 words long, excluding title, name of author and any numerals.  The second piece should be exactly 100 words long. The third piece will be exactly 10 words long. The 4th piece should be exactly one word long.

Note: Any paragraph more than six lines long will not be read.

Deadline 20th April 2021

Free entry for NWC members.  £3 entry fee or non-members.  All entries will receive a critique from the adjudicator.

All entries must be submitted on one side of A4, double spaced where appropriate.  Work to be unpublished and not entered into previous Circle competitions.

Before submitting your entry please check our competition guidelines.

Entries to be delivered to a meeting or emailed to the NWC Competitions Secretary:


Payment can be made in two ways:


Send money directly to our bank account.

Sort code: 77-68-22
Account Number: 00010414
Name: Norwich Writers Circle

This can be done either via your e-banking, or you can visit a TSB branch and pay it into our account over the counter. Please email us when you have paid so we can check it has come through.


If you are from outside the UK, you might prefer to send payment via PayPal, in which case please send payment to:

Your receipt may confirm payment was made to Alan Rosser. This is our treasurer.

Please include the name of the competiton you are entering and the name of your story in the notes section.