10 October 2021
Who may enter
Entry is open to everyone; locally, nationally and internationally. Entrants must be 16 years or over.
The competition is organised by Jude Higgins.
Entries can be on any theme or subject but must be original and written in English. They must also be for adult or young adult readers. Non-fiction and fiction written for children under 13 years is not eligible.
Maximum length is 300 words, title excluded.
Entries must not have been previously published in print or online, been broadcast or won a prize.
The judge is Sharon Telfer.
Click here to read the previous winning stories.
The standard fee is £9 GBP for one submission. Reductions are available for multiple entries and early submission.
• 1st prize: £1,000
• 2nd prize: £300
• 3rd prize: £100
How to enroll
For further information visit the official competition website.