Creative writing prize: The George Floyd Short Story Competition

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Nottingham Writers' Studio has announced a new annual writing competition in memory of George Floyd

The competition is for original, unpublished short stories around social justice, the BAME experience and the Black Lives Matter movement.

'The murder of George Floyd by a man who was meant to protect him is a tragedy. This competition is intended to commemorate his life and shine a spotlight on the BAME community and their stories,' said Alan Walker, NWS Chair.

The winning and shortlisted stories will be published in a NWS anthology titled Black Lives. There are prizes of £250, £125 and £75 for the top three, and each highly recommended writer published in the anthology will receive £30. Any money raised from sales of the anthology will be donated to the Stephen Lawrence Trust.

To enter, send original, unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words.

Entry is free. Only one entry per writer will be accepted.

The closing date is 14 August.

For full details see the website.