Celebrating Charlotte – A Writing Competition

I came across the following competition on the blog Aiming For A Publishing Deal – many thanks to Charlotte C for highlighting it!

Deutsch: Die englische Schriftstellerin Charlo...

Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The competition is being run by Hampshire County Council and is asking for short stories (up to 1000 words) on the theme of Charlotte Mary Yonge. Charlotte was a best-selling Victorian novelist and her memory is kept alive by the Charlotte Mary Yonge Fellowship.Your story could be inspired by Charlotte’s life, one of her novels or maybe, a present day character discovering one of Charlotte’s books. There are 2 prizes of £50 Waterstones’ vouchers, one for under 16 and one for 16 +. Closing date is 12th December 2012 and you don’t have to live in Hampshire to enter. The full details are here.

Obviously this is a competition that will require some research but, on the plus side, that could deter many entrants – meaning that the field is smaller than that for many other competitions. And you may discover that you like Yonge’s books!

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  1. #1 by Linda on November 13, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    Thanks for this, Sally. Too busy with NaNoWriMo at the moment for other writing, but this caught my eye and is very tempting … 🙂 I recognised the author’s name, sure I have read some of her work in the past although I can’t think of any titles at the moment. Something else for my 1st December to-do list!

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on November 13, 2012 - 1:14 pm

      Good Luck with Nano, Linda – you’re a brave woman!

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