2017 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition Now Open

By on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts is once again offering publication and a £100 prize to the winner of its annual Short Story Competition.

This year’s theme is ‘Clocking Off,’ and entrants can also take inspiration from a ‘word cloud’ full of related ideas.

The festival asks unpublished writers to pen up to 1,000 words of original fiction. The panel of judges includes writer and Prescot Online editor David Kernick, former Cowley High School librarian Dyane Basinger and St Cuthbert’s English teacher Eleanor Parkinson.

The contest is open to residents of Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Halton, Wirral and Liverpool boroughs, and the closing date is Friday 26 May 2017. Full rules are online at prescotfestival.co.uk.

Last year’s winning story was ‘The Solution Is in the Pickle,’ a humorous murder mystery by Maureen McEvoy, from Haydock.

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