Creative writing prize: The Friends of Manning's Pit Saki Short Story Competition 2021


02 April 2021
The competition is for stories with a spark of wit that relate to wildlife or the countryside

The Manning's Pit fields in Devon can be seen from the childhood bedroom of the celebrated short story writer Hector Hugo Monro, known as Saki, who died in 1916.

The competition in his honour is for original, unpublished short stories up to 3,000 words. Stories do not have to be in his style, but they should contain an element of originality or wit and in some way relate to wildlife or the countryside.

There are prizes of £500, £200 and £100. The judges are James Lovelock, Sir Richard Eyre and Peter Christie.

There is an entry fee of £5 per story.

The closing date is 30 June.

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For full details see the website.


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