Now if you’re pretty good at putting pen to paper then put the kettle on and take a look at this! Dragonfly tea has launched their 2016 short story competition. With a theme of ‘discovery’ this creative comp is open to all ‘as yet unknown’ writers. There is a maximum word limit of 3,000 but no minimum and the winner and runner ups will be decided by a panel of judges.
In partnership with the Henley Literary Festival a group of short-listed entrants will be invited to a special prize giving ceremony at the festival on Sunday 2 October where the winners will be announced. The prizes are as follows; 1st prize £1500, 2nd prize £750 and 3rd prize £250.
The closing date is 29th August and entry can be made online here (link 1), scroll to the bottom of the page.
On top of that they also have a children’s comp running too. With a theme of ‘adventure’, a minimum word limit of 500 and three age categories (4-7, 8-11, 12-15) this could be a good way of keeping the kiddies amused for a day or two over half term! Each winner will receive a £50 voucher and £100 worth of book vouchers for their school. Closing date is also 29th August.
The full terms and conditions can be found here and I would recommend you give them a read before entering.
Good luck all!