Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Write us a short story on the subject of your choice.

2000 words maximum.

1st Prize £150
2nd Prize £100
3rd Prize £50
Best story by a Northamptonshire writer (if not already a prize-winner) £50
Best story by a writer who is under 18 years old on the closing date for entries £50

Closing date for entries Monday 4th November 2013.

Entry fee £4 for each story - or £1 for each story by an Under 18 writer.

The judging panel will comprise members of the Northampton Writers Group.

The Head Judge is Della Galton, author of Ice And A Slice, The Short Story Writer's Toolshed, and much else.

Her website is

We are grateful for support from The Richardsons Group,
owners of the Black Bottom Club and the Picturedrome in Northampton.

This competition, inspired by the
Northamptonshire born master of
short stories, H.E. Bates, was first
launched in 2005, his centennial year.

It is run by the Northampton Writers Group.

Our website is

Further information available from

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