The end of May signals the finish of our ‘Search for a Writing Star’ competition, which has been running since November 2011 in conjunction with the team at Chapel Baits.


If you have not yet entered and would like to be in with a shout of winning the monthly prize then you have until midnight on 31 May to submit your entry and, with submissions so far this month thin on the ground, you could be in with a better than average chance of winning!


A reminder:

The competition runs until the end of May 2012 and is open to anyone, irrespective of whether or not they have had features published on FishingMagic before; all we ask is that entrants are not regular writing contributors to the national angling media.

Features may be on any angling topic, fiction or non-fiction, humorous or serious, technical or story-based and on any angling discipline: coarse, sea or game.


Submissions should ideally be from 1,000 to 2,500 words in length and supplied as a Word document accompanied (if relevant) by four to eight JPG images to illustrate the words. It is hoped that grammar, spelling and punctuation will be of a reasonable standard but all will be corrected, if required, prior to publication on the site.


There is no limit to the number of features which entrants may submit per month and all features deemed by the FishingMagic Editor to be of an appropriate standard will be published in full.


At the end of the month FishingMagic readers will be invited to vote and comment on all of the entries and a monthly winner will be selected by the FishingMagic Editor, whose decision is final.


The monthly winner will receive a bait pack worth £46 from Chapel Baits which will include: soft hookbaits, groundbait, dumbells and glugs from their extensive range.


At the end of the competition all monthly winners will go into a final judging and the overall winner will win a 12 month sponsorship by Chapel Baits (Full terms and conditions to be advised separately).


Submissions should be sent via e-mail to: