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A Writer On Writing: Short Story And Flash Fiction Competitions

"Here are a couple of competitions for you to mull over whilst you finish the Quality Streets and prepare for whatever 2013 might bring,'' writes Sally Jenkins.

• The Bath Short Story Award http://bathshortstoryaward.co.uk/ is a new international competition. The prizes are good – £500, £100 and £50 plus an additional £50 for a local winner. Stories can be on any theme and the maximum word count is 2,200. Entry fee is £5 and the closing date March 30th 2013. Enter by post or online but note that online entries must be in PDF format. Full rules are here. http://bathshortstoryaward.co.uk/?page_id=116

• Erewash Writers’ Group http://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/index.html are running a FREE flash fiction competition on the theme ‘Start’ – which seems appropriate as we approach the beginning of a new year. First Prize is publication on the Erewash Writers’ website, a copy of Dan Purdue’s book
‘Somewhere To Start From’ and one free entry to the Erewash Open Competition 2013. Second prize is one free entry to the Erewash Open Competition 2013. Word limit is 500 and the closing date is March 21st 2013.

The judge is author, Dan Purdue and he offers some advice on flash fiction on his blog.

Full competition details are here. http://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/2013-start-flash-fiction-competition---dan-purdue.html


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