shortstory - Short Story Competition

Short Story Competition

As part of the Minehead Literary Festival, taking place on Saturday April 27 at Minehead Methodist Church Hall, we are pleased to announce a short story competition in advance of the festival.

For adults, the competition will 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 are invited from those aged 16 and over, and may be either prose or poetry. Only one entry per person please!

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

For children, the competition will be 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 are to be 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 will be 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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