shortstory - Short Story Competition

Short Story Competition

A short story competition was organised in the run-up to this year’s festival.

For adults, the competition was run in collaboration with the creative writing group Minehead Writers.

Short Story Competition: 16+ years old

Theme: Minehead: Gateway to Exmoor

Type-written entries of no more than 500 words were invited from those aged 16 and over, either in prose or poetry. Only one entry per person!

All entries were be submitted via to arrive before March 31, 2019, or posted to Literary Festival Competition, 2 Hillview Road, Minehead TA24 8EG.  Entrants were asked to include their name, age (optional in the adult section) and contact details on a seperate sheet, to ensure judging anonymity.

For children, the competition was facilitated by West Somerset Academies Trust, supported by Café

Short Story Competition: 5 – 9 years old

Theme: The Magic Train

A short illustrated story or poem, with a word limit of up to 250 words.

Short Story Competition: 10 – 15 years old

Theme: The Day all the Teachers Disappeared

A short story or poem, with a word limit of up to 500 words.

All entries were submitted via to arrive before March 31, 2019 – or posted to West Somerset Academies Trust, Minehead Middle School Ponsford Road, Minehead TA24 5RH and marked Minehead Literary Festival Short Story Competition.

Winners were announced at Minehead Literary Festival on April 27, and the winning entries will be published in the West Somerset Free Press and displayed in Minehead library..


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