Enter Frome Festival Short Story Competition

Frome rooftopsFrome Festival Short Story Competition welcomes submissions until 31st May 2024.

This small Somerset town of layered roofs is set roughly between Bath and Taunton has become a hive for writers, with the  annual festival featuring writing residencies throughout the small, characterful shops, and street performances seemingly on every corner.

The competition costs £8 to enter. You can purchase a detailed critique of your work for an additional payment of £70 per story.

Stories may be on any theme, but must be between 1,000 and 2,200 words in length, not including the title.

First prize is £400, second prize £200 and third prize £100, plus special prizes for writers living within a 25-mile radius of Frome Library, in a bid to support and encourage local writers.

Long and shortlists will be posted at www.fromeshortstorycompetition.co.uk in late June; winners will be announced at the Frome Festival by this year’s judge, author, editor and educator, Kylie Fitzpatrick.

The Frome Festival runs from Friday 5th-Sunday 14th July and is well worth visiting for its own charms, especially the incredible busking that takes place throughout the narrow streets.

For full details of the competitions, visit the competition website.

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