Prescot Festival Short Story Contest Now Open

By on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

prescot_festival_short_story_competition_2014The 2014 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition is officially open.

Organisers invite writers to submit unpublished stories of up to 1,000 words, with the promise of £100 for the best entry.

Now in its third year, the contest is open to non-professional creative writers of all ages living in one of the six local boroughs of Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Halton, Wirral and Liverpool.

To inspire entrants, the theme for 2014’s short stories is ‘Journey.’

“We’ve seen an increasingly high standard of writing in the last couple of years”, said contest founder Edna Weaver, “so we’re excited to see how our talented entrants choose to interpret this year’s theme.”

Judges were so torn in 2013 that they not only chose grand prize winner Jim Finn, for his story “A Tragic Contrast,” but also awarded two bonus prizes of £25 each to runners-up Ianthe Pickles and Carole Browne.

The full rules are online at

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