2016 Greenacre Writers & Finchley Literary Festival Short Story Competition

Greenacre Writers and Finchley Literary Festival are launching the 2016 festival with a short story competition. The winning entries will win cash prizes and will be published on the FLF blog and that of Greenacre Writers. The winners will be announced at the Finchley Literary Festival, 25th June 2016.

Genre: The story can be written on any theme or in any genre.

Word count: Maximum 1000 words

Prizes: 1st Prize £100, 2nd Prize £50, 3rd Prize £25

Entry fee: £5 per entry via Paypal

Closing date: 31st May 2016.

Judge: Joanna Campbell
About the judge:

In 2012, Joanna’s debut novel, Tying Down the Lion, about an English family trying to visit relations in Berlin during the Cold War, reached the final shortlist of ten in a Cinnamon Press competition. On June 15th 2015, Brick Lane Publishing released it in paperback and as an ebook. It was longlisted for the Not the Booker prize in the same year.

On November 4th 2015, Joanna’s story, Upshots, was announced the winner of the London Short Story Prize. As well as having many of her short stories published in magazines, Joanna has had her fiction shortlisted in many competitions including the Bridport, Fish and the Flannery O’Connor Award. Also in 2013, Joanna had stories published in both the Salt Book Of New Writing and the Bristol Short Story Award Volume Six, having launched her short-story writing career in their 2010 anthology.

In January 2016, Joanna’s collection of prize-winning short stories, When Planets Slip Their Tracks, was published in hardback and as an ebook by Ink Tears Press. The unifying theme of the stories is how ordinary people adjust, or flounder, when life tips out of kilter.

Short Story Entry Information:

Closing date for receipt of entries is 31st May 2016 at midnight BST.

For further info see http://finchleyliteraryfestival.blogspot.co.uk/p/short-story-competition.html