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A Writer On Writing: Celebrating Charlotte – A Writing Competition

Sally Jenkins brings news of a short story competition being run by Hampshire County Council.

I came across the following competition on the blog Aiming For A Publishing Deal. http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/submitting-to-poetry-map.html#comment-form

The competition is being run by Hampshire County Council and is asking for short stories (up to 1000 words) on the theme of Charlotte Mary Yonge. http://www.cmyf.org.uk/

Charlotte was a best-selling Victorian novelist and her memory is kept alive by the Charlotte Mary Yonge Fellowship. http://www.cmyf.org.uk/

Your story could be inspired by Charlotte’s life, one of her novels or maybe, a present day character discovering one of Charlotte’s books. There are 2 prizes of £50 Waterstones’ vouchers, one for under 16 and one for 16 +. Closing date is 12th December 2012 and you don’t have to live in Hampshire to enter. The full details are here. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/arts-service/developing-arts/arts-for-everyone/literature/writing-competition.htm

Obviously this is a competition that will require some research but, on the plus side, that could deter many entrants – meaning that the field is smaller than that for many other competitions. And you may discover that you like Yonge’s books!


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