I recently had the pleasure of being invited to help judge Sandalle’s Five ‘n Ten stagewriting competition – see my post here.
I’m delighted to have been asked to judge their new short story writing competition.
I know that many novel writers and writers of all genres love writing short stories and this is a brand new competition that is relatively cheap to enter – the entry fee is only £5.00, with money raised helping to fund the prizes. The Sandalle group is a very small and very dedicated group of writers, poets and actors who give up their free time to help other writers, running competitions and events and giving critiques. So by entering this competition you might not only win a prize and have a writing credential for your writing CV, you’ll also be helping a dedicated group of volunteers.
There’s another incentive too. If the winning writers have a novel they’re hoping to submit or publish, or one that’s just been sitting in a drawer, I will provide a free assessment of the first three chapters.
Sandalle’s Short Story Competition
First Prize: £120.00 plus free assessment
Second Prize: £75.00 plus free assessment
Third Prize: £50.00 plus free assessment
Theme: The Key
Word length: 1200 words (maximum)
Fee: £5.00 per entry. If you would like a story critique, please add £2.50.
Closing Date: 30th January 2016
Please send two copies of each entry, a cheque (payable to Sandalle), an S.A.E and a separate sheet with your personal details to:
c/o Gwyn Hall
Good luck and please do spread the word!