Monday, 20 April 2009
HAY-ON-WYE SHORT STORY COMP
This sounds kind of quaint to me, for some reason. Maybe because their sponsor is 'Elizabeth Haycox of Richard Booth’s Bookshop' (she sounds fictional to me, as does the shop), or because they have 'secured the assistance of a well-known author, Barbara Erskine, as our final arbiter.' 'Final arbiter'? Does that mean 'judge'?
Here are the rules, anyway, and an entry form is available to download here.
The theme for 2008 is: ‘Lost’- which can be a person, a thing, money, or the plot!
Entries will only be accepted as printed typescript, in English, Double-spaced and with numbered pages.
Email entries will not be accepted. Please send your entry/entries to : Hay & District Community Support, Oxford Road, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, HR3 5AL.
Authors may enter as many stories as they like. There is an entry fee of £6.00 for each story submitted. Cheques should be payable to Hay & District Community Support. Each submission must be accompanied by an entry form.
Entries will not be returned. Please keep a copy. No corrections or alterations can be made after receipt, and no fees can be refunded.
The prizes are as follows: 1st prize £400, 2nd £200, 3rd £100.
CLOSING DATE: 31st July 2009
Winners will be announced at the Hay Winter Festival in November 2009.
The results will be published on the website, if you would like to be informed by post please send a SAE marked "winners" to Hay & District Community Support, Oxford Road, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, HR3 5AL.