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You forgot to include a link to the rules.
However I found the link to the link in the sample short stories
Thanks Philip for spotting a crucial link was missing. I’ve now added it.
Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
More competition information courtesy of Bridget 😀
Thanks for sharing Chris
Welcome Bridget 😀
Thanks Bridget – I fancy a new mug 😊
Not just any mug, Lesley. It’s an heirloom in the making!
Thanks, Bridget, for this information. 🙂 — Suzanne
You’re welcome Suzanne
Reblogged this on Frank Parker's author site and commented:
Something for all writers for the summer. You could be drinking champagne in November and seeing your story in print.
Thanks for reblogging Frank – like the look of your website!
Sorry, it’s a rubbish prize and the rules suggest an insufferably snotty judge. If you want a well-respected competition with a realistic prize there’s still time to enter the Bridport.
Snotty judges? No, I don’t think so. And I feel they deserve some marks for clarity about how the prizes will be funded.
You’re right, of course, there is still time to enter the Bridport (it closes in 27 days) and here’s the link: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/
It is both a prestigious competition & a rewarding one with a prize pot of over £16,000. However, I would guess that the Bridport will attract ten times as many entries as the Willesden Herald. The Bridport is the biggie with a long-standing international reputation.
I’m not sure what you meant by ‘realistic’ because most competitions are small and offer more in the way of honour and glory than hard cash. I’m pretty sure the Bridport has the biggest prizes of any ‘open’ competition, but I’d love to know what others think.
Is the Willesden Herald (and others of its kind) not worth the bother?
Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
A short story competition that has a generous wordage allowance and a good reputation for launching writer’s careers.. head over to Bridget Whelan for all the information.
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