23 August 2021
The biennial contest has a first prize of £1,000
InterAct's Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition, named in honour of their late patron, is for positive stories that would be suitable to read in a hospital setting. The winner will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support and will receive £1,000 in payment. The head judge for the competition is Dame Margaret Drabble.
Enter original, unpublished short stories up to 1,000 words in any genre.
The entry fee is £15 per story.
The closing date is 21 December.
For full details see the website.