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


The competition is open to published and unpublished authors living anywhere in the world and writing in English.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.

The entry fee per story is £6 sterling which must be paid: for postal entries by cheque or postal order (not cash) payable to Exeter Writers; or for online entries via PayPal.

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

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

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

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

The judges’ decision is final.


Postal entries:

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

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.

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.

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

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


Online entries:

Stories should be in .doc or .pdf format (Not in .docx format please).

Entries should be sent as email attachments to margaret1024@gmail.com. In the email subject line, the text 'Exeter Writers Short Story Competition entry' should be pasted. In the body of the email, the following information should be given:
     Your name
     Your postal address
     Your telephone number
     Your story's title
     Your PayPal payment reference

Every online entry must be sent in a separate email, with a unique PayPal payment reference.

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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

Email margaret1024@gmail.com
                                                                                                              

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Online Payment

Pay the competition fee online:

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Postal 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.)

NAME:

ADDRESS:



TELEPHONE:

EMAIL ADDRESS:

TITLE OF ENTRY:

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.

Please could you tell us where you heard about this competition?