Posts Tagged Erewash Writers’ Group Open Short Story Competition
Debbie from Erewash Writers has been in touch with information about their latest short story competitions:
The first one is FREE to enter. It has a theme of ‘Summer Loving’ and there is a maximum of 1,200 words in which to tell the story. The closing date is 27th August 2015 and the judge is Andrew Campbell-Kearsey, author of more than 100 published short stories. The winner will receive Andrew’s book ‘Centurionman‘, one free entry to the Erewash Open Short Story Competition 2016 plus online publication of the story on their website and Facebook page. Full competition details can be found here.
The second competition is the Erewash Open Short Story Competition, closing September 24th 2015. Entry fees are a reasonable £3 per entry or £2.50 if entering two or more stories. The competition has an open theme and 2,000 words limit. The judge is Simon Whaley. There are two categories to this competition: New Writer and Open.
Prizes are: £100 First, £50 Second, £25 Third, £25 Fourth plus two ‘Highly Commended’ each win 2016 comp free entry.
Full competition details can be found here.
So, no reason not to pick up your pen and get busy this weekend!
Some of you may have entered the Erewash Open Short Story Competition mentioned on this blog earlier in the year. The results are now out.
Plus, two new free competitions are now open for entries:
- ‘Twin’ Flash Fiction Competition – write 500 words on the theme of ‘Twin’. The judge is Rosalie Warren, author of ‘Coping with Chloe’ and 2 winners will each receive a copy of Rosalie’s book plus £10.00 cash.
- Creepy Christmas Chiller Competition – write a scary Christmas story of up to 2,000 words. There are 2 age categories in this competition and each offers a first prize of £40, second £15 and a third prize of £5.
Closing date for both competitions is 8th November 2012 and full terms and conditions are here.
Some competition news for you today:
Balsall Writers’ Competition 2012
Balsall Writers’ Competition 2012 is open for submissions of short stories (up to 2200 words) and/or poems (up to 42 lines).
There is a £100 first prize, £75 second and £50 third prize. The entry fee is £4. It is an open theme with a closing date of 31/10/2012 and the results will be announced a month later.
An entry form is required and this can be found here along with full details about the competition.
Erewash Writers’ Group Competition Update
Debbie has been in touch from Erewash Writers’ Group with an update on the charitable donation part of their 2012 competition – this donation has now reached £50.00. Entrants to the competition can nominate a favourite charity to receive this money, the names will be put into a hat and drawn at the end of the competition. The closing date for the competition is 27th June 2012 and details are here.
5minutefiction First Birthday Competition
And a quick reminder that the 5minutefiction First Birthday competition closes on 1st June 2012. Entry is only £2 and the first prize is £100 plus e-anthology publication for the top entries. The e-anthology from the site’s earlier competition is now available here – for less than the price of a magazine!
Good Luck if you decide to enter any of these!
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!