Short Story Competition 2013

Exeter Writers announces its 2013 Exeter Writers Short Story Competition.

In this fifth year of the competition, prizes have been increased to £500, £250 and £100 with an extra Devon Prize of £100. Entries are invited from all writers; the closing date is 31 March 2013.

See our Competition Page for full details and a downloadable entry form.

Richard Lee

Exeter Writers are lucky enough to have amongst their members Richard Lee, founder of the Historical Novel Society. Here he is receiving his ceremonial sword at the society's 2012 conference in London. Richard founded the Society in 1997 after trying to join it, only to find it didn’t exist. It is now an international body based in the US and UK. It's not surprising that at times we wonder if Richard exists.

The society aims to review all US and UK mainstream published titles, and as many other English language books as possible. It also runs competitions to discover new authors, conferences bringing authors and readers together, and it maintains Internet groups and lists.

Its site is