Debbie Wilkinson has been in touch to ask me to give a mention to the Short Story Competition that Erewash Writers’ Group is running – and it has a charity element.
The competition has an open theme. All ages are eligible and it closes on 27th June 2012. There is a maximum word count of 1,500.
The prizes are £60, £30, £15 and there is also a £25 donation (likely to increase if a good response to this competition is received) available to either a UK charity or voluntary group. Entrants can nominate their favourite charity or voluntary group with every entry. Names will be put into a hat and one drawn at the close of the competition. Full details about this charitable donation are here.
The entry fee is £3 but additional entries by the same person attract a discount.
The competition judge is Keith ‘Carrot Nappers’ Large. His humorous fantasy ‘The Tisbech Terror’ won first prize in Freelance Market News’s 2010 short story competition, along with a piece of reverse creativity, adapting his stage play ‘Whine Fever’ into a short story to win the 2011 PCS/Words national competition. You can read his biography on the competition website.
The full details for the competition are here.
So why not have a go and increase that charitable donation fund!