Writing about the beast within – get your pens out for this unusual competition



The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded
(the always cheerful) Gustave Flaubert

I’m posting news about this writing competition because of the subject you have to tackle – Primitive Humanity. Your task is to write fiction of no more than 3000 words on rage, lust and those other animal instincts that lie beneath the thin veneer of civilisation and culture. See, I knew you’d like it.

I don’t know much about the organisers Cro Magnon. They have a literary website which you can visit HERE and also seem to be involved in writing for the theatre but I don’t know where in the UK they are based or what productions they’ve been involved in. This is their first writing competition – and, to be honest, it feels like it. But everyone starts somewhere and if this theme powers your shower don’t hesitate. The entry fee is £5…

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