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2021 Short Story Competition

Sally Bayley is our 2021 Short Story Judge

A writer of fiction and non-fiction, Sally Bayley is a Lecturer in English at Hertford College, Oxford. She also teaches academic writing, literature, film and creative writing for the Sarah Lawrence visiting programme at Wadham College, Oxford. Her latest book No Boys Play Here combines forms of drawing and song with scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.

Prize money in the Short Story is 1st £750, 2nd £300, 3rd £200. Plus an opportunity to win a Local Prize of £100.

Entries to the Short Story Competition must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words. The stories can be about any subject, and must be anonymous.

Please read the Terms & Conditions carefully to ensure you entry is accepted.