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Short Story Competition! (Update)

Posted by CLICdan from Vale Of Glamorgan - Published on 16/07/2010 at 13:53
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This competition has closed. The winner will be revealed on the 5th August during theSproutZine2 launch party at Grassroots on Charles St. For details of the event, have a look here.

Current Entries:

Good luck!


To celebrate the launch of their new books, local authors Jaque Thay and Lynda Nash have paired with theSprout to hold a creative writing competition.

Both Creative Writing graduates from the University of Glamorgan, Jaque and Lynda have both previously been published in the Daps Creative Writing Anthology.

Jaque Thay's first book of short stories, Jaque's Magic Beans & other stories, and Lynda Nash's Ashes of a Valleys Childhood, are out now and the authors are currently touring Wales as part of the Oxfam Bookfest.

The lucky winner will receive a signed copy of both Jaque's Magic Beans & other stories and Ashes of a Valleys Childhood as well as a £10 book voucher for Waterstone’s.

How To Enter:

The rules are simple – submit a story of 1500 words or less to theSprout before July 26th and you'll be entered into the competition (that means you've got just over a week, so get writing!).

You can write about anything you choose and Jaque and Lynda will read them all!  They will announce their favourite story on August 6th.

It can be fiction or non-fiction, and can even be an extract from a larger piece.  Please add the words 'Short Story Competition' to the title when submitting, so we know you want it to be included.

If you wish to submit a story which is already on theSprout, please email arielle@thesprout.co.uk with the title and she'll make sure it gets submitted.

You must be aged between 11 – 25 at the time of entering and live in Wales.

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Commented 53 months ago - 8th July 2010 - 14:05pm

This competition has been mentioned on the Guardian website. Woohoo!



Commented 53 months ago - 9th July 2010 - 19:17pm

i'm the only one whos entered so far! are you doing anything sambow? you should your writing is really good!



Commented 53 months ago - 9th July 2010 - 19:19pm

Technically there isn't a limit, but you should keep in mind that there are only two people reading all of these submissions. So if you submit eight thousand stories they might not like you. :p As a general rule I would say 3 pieces as the maximum.

The only thing I would say is that the stories should be unique and stand alone. i.e. You can't submit the first 5 chapters of a story as 5 separate entries - instead, just pick your favourite segment.



Commented 53 months ago - 9th July 2010 - 19:22pm

Oh, and there are 3 submissions I still need to edit - they should be online by tomorrow!

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Commented 52 months ago - 20th July 2010 - 12:40pm

Really impressed with all the entries which are being uploaded every day. You are a creative bunch! Please keep them coming. I can see creative writing workshops coming on at this rate...;0)

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Commented 52 months ago - 6th August 2010 - 08:59am

Opal_Eyes, but unfortunately they weren't there to collect their prizes! :0(

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Commented 52 months ago - 6th August 2010 - 09:49am

Yeah I guess so - sub-ed Dan collected on their behalf. There will be an article and pics from the night on the homepage soon!

Did you enter the comp, Summerlou?

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