CheerReader Competition Autumn 2013

I’ve had a note from Brian David asking me to give a shout-out for the latest CheerReader competition. So here it is:

Win yourself €100…

… just by writing the most amusing short story for the next CheerReader competition.

The closing date is midnight on September 30th .

Maximum story length is 1,500 words.

Theme – anything you like, so long as it makes us laugh.

Fee: €5 per story.

For the full list of rules and regulations, visit, where you can also read the winning entries and runners-up from the previous competitions to get some idea of the flavour.

So, join in, get writing and have fun.

CheerReader – “wagging the funny, making you smile”


And if you fancy a quick giggle I suggest you nip straight over to the CheerReader site – there are some very funny pictures of our favourite politicians with rather clever captions!


  1. #1 by susanjanejones on August 26, 2013 - 8:21 pm

    Thanks for this information Sally, I love a good giggle as you know, will take a look.

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on August 27, 2013 - 12:20 pm

      Hope the site makes you smile, Susan!

      • #3 by susanjanejones on August 28, 2013 - 9:21 am

        Hi Sally, yes I took a look, but it’s a bit rude isn’t it? Not sure I’m keen on making personal fun of people, not to be prudish, I’ll keep an open mind. I’m the old fashioned type of humour. Then again, that can be rude as well can’t it?

      • #4 by Sally Jenkins on August 28, 2013 - 12:10 pm

        Everyone has a different sense of humour don’t they? Only do what makes you happy/laugh.

  2. #5 by hilarycustancegreen on August 27, 2013 - 8:21 pm

    I’ll try and make myself have a go. I tend to struggle with the lighter side – though now I come to think of it my only published short story was comic. Hmm.

    • #6 by Sally Jenkins on August 28, 2013 - 12:08 pm

      Maybe it’s time to make people laugh again, Hilary?

  3. #7 by Linda on August 28, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    I’ve made myself a promise not to start writing any new short stories until I’ve finished the second draft of my novel (otherwise I’ll never get it finished!). But I couldn’t resist bookmarking this comp because I might be able to recycle one of my old, rejected stories for it.

    • #8 by Sally Jenkins on August 28, 2013 - 6:11 pm

      Good Luck with it, Linda. It’s always good to recycle!

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