Markets For writers

This week’s market is the Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition. There is an adult category inviting stories of up to 2500 words. The junior competition (two categories: 8-11 and 12-16) has a word limit of 1000 words. Entry is £5 for adults and it’s free for juniors.

The prize in the adult category is £150 and the winners of the two junior age groups will win £30 each.

The closing date is 24th March 2017.

Shortlisted entries, including the winning entries will be published in the Evesham Festival of Words 2017 Anthology. To find out more, please visit the competition page



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11 Responses to Markets For writers

  1. DrEMiller says:

    Reblogged this on Write of Passage and commented:
    Esther Newton brings us a newvMarkets for Writers today. The event is the Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition.
    Thank you, Esther, for always keeping us informed!

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  3. Helen says:

    Thanks very much for this competition link, Esther. I had initially discarded entering (worrying I might have to pay for the anthology), but crawling through the small print, shortlisted entrants do receive a free anthology copy. So I’ll give it a go.

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    • esthernewton says:

      That’s brilliant. Good luck!


      • Helen says:

        Thank you Esther. In the end this story didn’t quite work out. But at least I gave the comp a go by devoting time to it.

        Hopefully I’ll be able to use some of what I’ve written in the future.

        Recently, I’ve had the slightly unnerving experience of characters insisting on doing their own thing. That’s a bit weird when you’re not used to it. For example, I submitted a short story a couple of weeks ago and, even though I’ve completed the story, the main character won’t go away. There is perhaps a huge backstory to be told… maybe a novel even.

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      • esthernewton says:

        I’m so pleased you gave it a go. And keep developing your characters…their story clearly needs to be told.


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