The Write Place Creative Writing School is

 proud to support its local hospice short story

 competition.

 

 

 Short Story Writing Competition

 

In support of the participants in the extreme fundraising event "Arctic Survival Challenge" being held in Sweden next year and of the work of the EllenorLions Hospices and the Children's and Young People's Service (ChYps) a short story writing competition is being held to raise much needed funds for this wonderful organisation.

 

The theme of the competition is Survival and entries can be in any genre.

Prizes: First £100 Second £50, Third £25

Entry fees: £5.00 per story

Closing date for entries: 30th November 2012

 

Judges:

 

Elaine Everest

Elaine is a freelance journalist, author and creative writing tutor. Her work has been read in many publications both in the UKand overseas. She was BBC Radio short story writer of the year and a finalist in the 2012 Harry Bowling Prize.

In 2011 she edited a charity anthology of short stories Diamonds and Pearls, to celebrate her 30 years of being cancer free with proceeds going to the charity, Against Breast Cancer. She runs The Write Place creative writing school, based at the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford, along with colleague, Francesca Burgess. They both helped students publish their first Kindle e-book on called, Things That Go Bump in the Night. www.thewriteplace.org.uk

 

Gerry Savill

Gerry Savill has worked for the EllenorLions Hospices for 4 years in HR. She is also a writer and has stories published in women's magazines and short story anthologies. She has won several writing competitions including the Lymm Writing Festival, Kent Messenger/University ofKentWriting competition, Writers News Subscribers competition and been runner up in the National Association of Writers Groups and Vanda Inman's Write Space competitions. This is the first competition she has judged. "Although I have been lucky enough to have won or been placed in a few competitions, I have entered a lot of them and I am looking forward to being on the other side this time!"

 

Enquiries: E-mail: wendy.bunsell@ellenorlions.org or The Competition Administrator, The EllenorLions Hospices, St Ronan's View, East Hill Drive, Dartford, DA1 1AE. Tel 01322 221315

Cheques should be made payable to The EllenorLions Hospices

To find out more about the work of the EllenorLions Hospices or to make a donation please visit their website www.ellenorlions.org or www.chyps.org.

 

GUIDELINES:

·        Story to be 1500 words maximum on the theme "Survival"

·        Entries can be in any genre but must be unpublished

·        Each story to be accompanied by an entry fee of £5

·        To be written on A4 sized paper on one side of the page only

·        Your story title should be on each page of your manuscript and every page should        be numbered

·        Times New Roman or Aerial in size 12 font

·        Double line space the work

·        An entry form must accompany each story. Your name must not appear on your manuscript

·        Attach an A5 stamped self addressed envelope for results.

·        The administrator or judges will not discuss the results with entrants.

·        The competition closes on 30th November 2012

·        Results will be announced by the end of January 2013. 

 

Entries should be posted in A4 sized envelope to:

 

Survival Short Story Competition 

The EllenorLions Hospices Dartford Centre

St Ronan's View

East Hill Drive

Dartford

Kent

DA1 1AE

 

Cheques should be made payable to The EllenorLions Hospices

 

For enquires about the competition contact Wendy Lidbury-Bunsell on wendy.bunsell@ellenorlions.org or Gerry Savill on hr@ellenorlions.org

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Entry Form

 

 

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