Erewash Writers’ Group Open Short Story Competition 2012

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!

  1. #1 by susanjanejones on February 9, 2012 - 5:29 pm

    That looks good fun Sally. I think I’d better get doing some writing for all these competitions I’ve got lined up..;))

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on February 9, 2012 - 8:39 pm

      That’s the problem Susan isn’t it – too many competitions but too little time!

  2. #3 by toxicvegan on February 11, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award because I love reading your blog
    Thank you!

    • #4 by Sally Jenkins on February 11, 2012 - 5:44 pm

      Toxicvegan (love the name!) – Many thanks for this, I feel really honoured. It’s lovely to get positive feedback (instead of all those rejections from editors!)

      • #5 by toxicvegan on February 11, 2012 - 6:06 pm

        You’re welcome Sally – your site is such a great resource for aspiring writers!
        This is Melanie from completewriteoff by the way – I have moved over to just my wordpress blog now 🙂

  3. #6 by Keith Havers on February 12, 2012 - 11:25 am

    Thanks for the info, Sally. I’m not a member of Erewash Writers because I belong to a couple of clubs already. But I have been involved in some of their projects and they are a very active group. I’ll certainly be supporting this comp.

    • #7 by Sally Jenkins on February 12, 2012 - 12:17 pm

      Good Luck with it, Keith and thanks for popping by to comment.

  4. #8 by Debbie W on March 24, 2012 - 12:18 am

    Thanks for posting this, Sally.

    The donation is up to £30 for the time being, as at 24th March.


    • #9 by Sally Jenkins on March 24, 2012 - 8:24 pm

      Thanks for the update, Debbie, and hope it gets higher!

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