Friday 22 November 2013

Competition News...

If you know a new writer, or one who has been writing for a while, and who is starting to send stories out, then please spread the word about the inaugural Nottingham Writers' Club Short Story Competition.

The club want to encourage new, and less experienced writers to enter.  As the club's ethos has always been to support and encourage writers, it's especially important to those newer writers building up essential skills...

It's open to non-professional writers in the UK.

(For clarification, non-professional has been defined as a writer who has not earned more than £500 from short story writing in a year -in this case 2013.)

And yes, there is money for the winner, and also for 2nd and 3rd place. Plus 12 extra prizes donated by Random House, Tesco and Morrison's.

1st: £200, 2nd: £100, 3rd: £50. The winning entry will be posted on the Nottingham Writers' Club website. All writers retain copyright of their entry/entries.

The subject is 'Emotion' and stories can be up to 2,000 words.

The story can be any subject or genre.

The entry fee is £5 per entry, or you can enter 3 for £12.

The judge is short story writer, and author, Sally Quilford.

Sally is well-known for her long-running column in Writers' Forum magazine (which she recently passed over to Helen Hunt) so she could pursue other projects.

The competition is open for submissions between the 1st January and the 31st January 2014.

For full details and an entry form, use the contact form here.


Rosemary Gemmell said...

Sounds good - will try and remember to mention it on my blog in January.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

I will spread the word. Sounds like a good one to enter...

Carolb said...

Thank you, Rosemary, and Pat.

Any mentions are great, thank you.

liz young said...

If I can remember to write something for this comp over Christmas I may enter - I've never earned anything yet with my writing.

Carolb said...

As this is the first year of the competition it's only open to UK writers this time, Lizy.

When the contest is over, the club will be looking at whether the additional costs that would be incurred (by opening it further afield)will be considered, and a decision made.

But I hope you go ahead and write the story anyway, as I'm sure it will soon find a home.