Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook Short Story Competition is one of my favourites on the literary calendar.
Your story must be no more than 2,000 words long. For the first time in a while, there’s a theme – so your story must involve the theme of ‘love’ in some way.
The deadline for entries is midnight BST on 14th February 2023.
The winner of the competition – along with two runners-up – will be announced on the W&A blog pages in March 2023.
Entry is free, but don’t forget to register (also free) with the website www.writersandartists.co.uk before submitting your story.
This year’s judge is Naomi Booth, the author of Animals at Night, Exit Management, Sealed and The Lost Art of Sinking. Her work has been longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and included in the Guardian’s Best Fiction of the year 2020. Her story, ‘Sour Hall’, was adapted into an Audible Originals drama series. Naomi lives in York and teaches at Durham University.
Prizes of this writing contest
- A place on one of Arvon’s residential writing week worth £850
- Publication of your story on www.writersandartists.co.uk
Find full details and competition rules at www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions/writers-artists-short-story-competition-2023
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