Creative writing prize: Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition 2017

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01 June 2017
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Write stories on the theme of 'journey' to win the £1,500 first prize

 

Write stories on the theme of 'journey' to win the £1,500 first prize

The theme for this year’s main competition, which is run in association with Henley Literary Festival, is ‘journey’. The theme for the children’s competition is ‘maps’. The judges for the main competition are comedian and writer Helen Lederer, journalist turned novelist Paula Cocozza and Daily Mail literary editor Sandra Parsons. You can read Paula's writing tips here.

In the main competition, stories may be up to 3,000 words. The first prize is £1,500, the second prize is £750 and the third prize is £500. In the children’s competition, stories may be up to 500 words, and in each age category (4-7. 8-11 and 12-15) the winners will receive £50 book tokens and £100 for their school.

To be eligible to enter the main competition, writers should be non-professional: ie someone who does not write for a living and has never received a fee for their work. Writers may previously have won competition prizes.

Entries must be original and unpublished. Entry is free. The closing date is 31 July.

For further details on how to enter the Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition, see the website.

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