The Short List!

Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2020



The wait is finally over! 
We are pleased to annouce the short list!
Well done to everyone who entered our competition; there were so many outstanding choices - it was very difficult to whittle them down to just these few.
 Don't despair if your story isn't here; we had lots of tough decisions to make, and with a few tweaks your story might catch the eye of a judge in a different competition. Keep writing!
In alphabetical order, the stories 
nominated for the short list are:

A Light Supper with Friends
A Moonless Sky
Cane Life
Lucky
Miller's Court
Nightcaps for Wild Boys
On Talan Moor
Scorched Earth
Shifting the Mouse Complainers 
Shoebox
Something Unsaid


Please keep your story name secret if you share your success on social media.
Well done!

Long List!

Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2020

Well done all our entrants. We are pleased to annouce the long list!
In alphabetical order, the stories 
nominated for the long list are:

A Light Supper with Friends
A Moonless Sky
Beyond The Sea
Cane Life
Chords
Clown Face
From Across the sea
In Case of Emergency, Pull Cord
Lucky
Miller's Court
Nightcaps for Wild Boys
Northern Nights
On Talan Moor
Scorched Earth
Scorpion
Shifting the Mouse Complainers 
Shoebox
Something Unsaid
The Compass
The Pioneer Spirit
The Secret Eater

Well done to everyone who entered our competition. We had hundreds of entries, and it has been an extremely difficult task to whittle the entries down to just these few. Don't be too disheartened if your story isn't here - keep writing, keep practising and keep entering competitions. One day, it might be you!

Coronavirus

The Covid-19 Coronavirus has hit us all sideways, and we're all reeling from the impact and figuring out a whole different lifestyle. As a result, posts from us here at Exeter Writers may be less frequent.

However, writing is something that can be done in isolation and 'virtually'. In the weeks (or months) ahead, pouring our troubles onto paper could be a good way to manage our mental health and create a social record at the same time.

Groups all over are having to re-think how they stay in touch, and if you aren't already a member of one, now is a good time to look for an online writing group. Try hashtags such as #amwriting on twitter, and once you search for 'writers' on facebook new possibilities pop up all the time.

Where ever you are, we wish you the best in these troubled times, and in case you're wondering about your short story competition entry, you can rest assured that we're already reading your stories, and judging will not be affected.
Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of the longlist!

Magazine Success

Exeter Writer, Angela Wooldridge, is in this week's copy of My Weekly with her short story 'Blind Date'.  


 

Short Story Competition

The Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2020 is now closed!

Thank you to everyone who entered, we look forward to reading your stories.

Image by Jess Watters from Pixabay

Short Story Competition


Don't forget that our Short Story Competition closes at midnight on 28th February.

First prize is a whopping £700!!

Second prize £250
Third prize £100

plus a prize for writers in Devon of £100

See our competition page for further details.