Short story competition: The Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing 2021


21 June 2021
The prize is for feel-good, uplifting short stories up to 2,000 words by writers who have not been commercially published

The theme of this year’s open contest is ‘Now & Then’, and has been chosen to mark the end of lockdown and reflect positive change. The winner of the Open Prize will receive £100 and their entry will be published online. International entries are accepted.

There is also a special £100 Yorkshire Prize, which is for short stories by Yorkshire writers with the theme of ‘The Good Old Days’, which mark a significant moment of Yorkshire history. Overall, there will be two further £25 commendations.

All entries must be original and previously unpublished.

Entry is free.

The closing date is 28 August.

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For full details see the website.


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