You are invited to enter our 2012 competition by sending your stories, gaining the chance to win one of the prizes kindly donated by our sponsors - and helping a worthwhile charity.
First Prize ¬£500
Entry Fee ¬£7 per story (100% going to the Charity‚Äôs work)
Closing Date 1st February 2012
You can make your entries either online or
by post by downloading and printing the postal entry form
Judging by Award winning novelist
We are hugely grateful to Patricia Ferguson for agreeing to adjudicate the Bridgwater Home-Start 2012 Prize.
Patricia is a prize-winning novelist whose books and short stories have achieved recognition with the Betty Trask Prize; the Somerset-Maugham Award; and (twice) nomination for the Orange Prize. She was recently one of the judges for the Bristol Short Story Competition.
Patricia will undertake the judging from a shortlist of ten stories selected by a team of experienced readers. A Trustee of the Charity will oversee the preliminary assessment of entries and the secure filing and recording of authors‚Äô details.
The winners will be announced in a ceremony at Bridgwater Arts Centre on Saturday 24th March 2012. Shortlisted authors will be notified in advance. Results and (with permission from the authors) the prizewinning stories will be published on the website.
Stories, on any theme, must be not more than 2200 words in length. Each should be written in English, be the original unpublished work of the author and not have won a prize in any previous competition. Copyright remains with the author.
Stories will be judged anonymously. Story pages must carry the title as listed on the entry form and not indicate the identity of the author. Please complete the form in full, whether entering by post or online.
Work should be typed in not less than size 12 font, and double-spaced.
Authors may enter any number of stories.
Entries must be received on or before Wednesday 1st February 2012.
The Judge‚Äôs decision is final. The Trustees will not enter into any correspondence.
It is a condition of acceptance that entrants have read and understood the competition rules
Entries should be typed on A4 white paper and be accompanied by a completed entry form and a cheque or UK postal order for the entry fee of ¬£7 per story (plus any extra donation to the Charity. Such gifts would be much appreciated).http://homestart-bridgwater.org.uk/http://homestart-bridgwater.org.uk/in ... hp/short-story-prize-2012
Click on the link above and go to the contest official site