A KEY element of Evesham’s Second AsparaWriting Festival has officially launched with organisers keen to get as many people involved as possible.
The festival’s short story competition is back and provides a wonderful opportunity for any aspiring writer.
Entries must be an unpublished short story of no more than 6,000 words (or 3,000 words for junior entries), written in English and should be a mystery set in the Heart of England, with a hint of Simon de Montfort.
There are two categories, based on the entrant’s age on April 23 – adult (aged 17+) and junior (age 12-16). The fee per entry is £10 for adults and £5 for juniors.
The closing date for entries is Sunday, March 1.
There will be trophies for the winners, plus a £100 prize for the adult winner and a £20 book token for the junior winner. The ten short-listed adult entries, together with the winning junior entry will be included in a printed anthology, AsparaWriting 2015.
The results of the competition will be announced at the Grand Finale of the AsparaWriting Festival on Saturday, June 13.
Entries can be submitted by post or online and will be judged anonymously by a distinguished panel of judges.
Details of how to enter can be found by visiting http://asparawritingfestival.co.uk or calling Sue Jenkinson on 01386 765566.