Short Story Competition

Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2015
First prize: £500
Second prize: £250
Third prize: £100

Plus an additional prize of £100 for a writer living in Devon

Competition Rules

Ø  The competition is open to published and unpublished authors living anywhere in the world and writing in English. Stories must not have been previously published, nor have won a prize in any other competition. They can be in any genre except for children’s and should be no longer than 3,000 words. There is no lower limit.

Ø  The entry fee per story is £6 sterling which must be paid by cheque or postal order (not cash) payable to Exeter Writers.

Ø  Postal entries should be securely stapled. They should be clearly typed or printed, on one side only of A4 paper and double-spaced.

Ø  Postal entries should be sent to the contact address. N.B. Please ensure you pay the correct postage as entries with underpaid postage will not be collected from the sorting office.

Ø  Every postal entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form (see below). There is no need for a separate entry form for the Devon prize.

Ø  Nothing but the story title and word count should appear on the story itself.

Ø  The closing date is 28th February 2015. Winners will be announced in June 2015.

Ø  Prize money will be paid by sterling cheque; no entrant may win more than one prize.

Ø  If you would like confirmation that your entry has been received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope.

Ø  No stories will be returned, so please keep copies of your entries.

Ø  The prize-winning stories will be published on the Exeter Writers website.

Ø  The judges’ decision is final.

Contact Details

Post: Exeter Writers Short Story Competition,
202 Manstone Avenue, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 9TL
(If you wish to be sent an entry form, please enclose SAE)

Phone: 01395 576694



Entry Form
(Please note that every entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form, the required text of which is printed below. The closing date for entries is 28th February 2015.)






I enclose my story and entry fee of £6 per story, in the form of a sterling cheque or Postal Order,  payable to Exeter Writers.

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