Friday, February 01, 2013

Writers and Artists Yearbook Short Story Competition

I am honoured to be the final judge of this competition on the theme of "freedom" - closing date Feb 15th so get your skates on! You know what I like. Great stories. Of all shapes and stripes, voices, sizes. Surprise me. 2000 words is the MAXIMUM but short short is always sweet sweet. The comp is in association with the fabulous Liars League live lit night, and League actors will also be performing the shortlisted entries at the prizegiving in March.

                          For published and aspiring writers alike - enter the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2013 short story competition and you could win:
  • a cash prize of £500
  • a place on an Arvon Foundation residential writing course of your choice*
  • publication of your story on the Writers' & Artists' website
We're offering you the chance to win £500, plus a place on an Arvon writing course of your choice! All you have to do is enter a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words, on the theme of 'freedom' and email it to
with "WAYB13 competition" as the subject line.
The closing date is 15 February 2013.
The Arvon Foundation runs four historic writing houses in the UK, where published writers lead week-long residential courses. Covering a diverse range of genres, from poetry and fiction to screenwriting and comedy, Arvon courses have provided inspiration to thousands of people at all stages of their writing lives. Find out more and book a course online at Don't forget to read the full details, terms and conditions before you enter. Please remember to register on before submitting your entry. Good luck! 

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