Two Competitions

Brian David has been in touch and asked me to tell you about the latest CheerReader short story competition.

First prize is 100 Euros. The winning story plus runners-up will be published on the CheerReader website.

1500 words maximum and the theme is ‘anything you like so long as it makes us laugh’.

Closing date is 31st March 2013 and there is an entry fee of 5 Euros.

The full rules are here and previous winning entries can be read here – and I’ve just noticed that Julia Thorley, who follows this blog, was ‘commended’ in the last CheerReader competition. Well done, Julia!

So, if you can write humour, pick up your pens now!


And here is a free competition for poets. The Jane Martin Poetry Prize is organised by Girton College, Cambridge.

First prize is £1000 plus ‘the opportunity to give a reading at a high-profile poetry event at which the prize will be awarded’.

Closing date is 15th March 2013. Entrants must be over 18 and live in the UK. Full details are here.


Also – don’t forget you’ve got until Sunday to enter my prize draw to win a copy of See Jane Write.

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  1. #1 by Julia on February 14, 2013 - 5:03 pm

    Thanks for the namecheck, Sally. I’ll probably have another go this time around to see if I can improve my performance.

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on February 14, 2013 - 7:23 pm

      Let us know if you do win, Julia! Best of Luck.

  2. #3 by Linda on February 15, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    I’m not sure if I’ll enter the CheerReader competition but thanks for the link to the website. I didn’t know about it before and I’ve just spent far too much time having a chuckle at some of the stories and articles on there.

    • #4 by Sally Jenkins on February 15, 2013 - 4:42 pm

      Glad to have brought a smile to your face, Linda!

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