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Short Story Competition


Folkestone Writers are running another competition this year, in connection with Folkestone Book Festival, for stories of 1500 to 2000 words. No particular theme is specified but stories should appeal to an intelligent adult readership.

The winning stories and perhaps a dozen others, if suitable, will be published in The Folkestone 2020 Anthology: (a) if the winners (or a nominated proxy) attend to receive their prizes and read their stories at a Fringe Event on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 3pm at Sunflower House, 45 Foord Road, Folkestone; and (b) all authors to be published in the Anthology agree to purchase two copies. They will then also receive a third copy free.

Stories must be the author’s own original work, as yet unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. Entries should be on A4, 1.5 line-spaced, with one-inch (2.54 cm.) margins. First lines of paragraphs should be indented 0.75 cm and no line spaces between paragraphs. Generally use single quotation marks and only use double quotes for quotes within quotes. Use English UK (not US) and where alternative spellings are available prefer e.g. burnt to burned, civilise to civilize. Cover note to include postal & email addresses, telephone no, and wordcount.

FIRST PRIZE £100              SECOND PRIZE £50

£5 per entry

Email entries as Word docx attachments to or post 3 copies to John Sussams 14A Castle Hill Ave Folkestone, CT20 2QT.

Readings of winning stories and prize-giving will take place on Wednesday 20 November 2019, 3pm at Sunflower House, 45 Foord Road, Folkestone.

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