You may remember that last year I entered the Wells Festival of Literature short story competition. Sadly I didn't get into the shortlist, but that's life!
You can read the winning entries from 2013 via these links: short story, poem, crime novel.
The details for this year's competitions are now available: short story, poetry and a crime novel. Online entry is available, and the instructions for this method of entry are here.
The short story judge for this year is Kate Fforde.
Your story can be on any subject, but must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length.
Poetry is being judged by Andrew Motion.
Any subject, but must not exceed 40 lines in length.
The crime novel is being judged by Janet Laurence.
Submit the opening chapter of an original crime novel (no longer than 3,000 words), and the plot synopsis. For this competition "entrants should not have had a full-length work of fiction published before."
Competition rules for each category can be found here.
Prize money is as last year.
The closing date for all 3 categories is 31st July 2014.
You can keep up to date with the Festival via their website, or like them on Facebook at Wellslitfest.
I won't be entering this year as I have longer works planned for this year, but if you do submit an entry, then good luck.