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2022 Short Story Competition

Our Short Story Judge Lucy Jago

This year we welcome Lucy Jago to our 30th Anniversary Festival as judge in the Short Story Competition.

Lucy Jago is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction, and a former documentary producer for Channel 4 and the BBC. Her first book, The Northern Lights, won the National Biography prize and has been translated into eight languages; her YA novel, Montacute House, met with critical acclaim in the US and the UK. A Net for Small Fishes(Bloomsbury 2021, Flatiron in the USwill soon be released in paperback and the film rights have been sold. Lucy is now working on her next novel for Bloomsbury.  Lucy is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and lives in Somerset.

Prize money in the Short Story category is 1st £750, 2nd £300, 3rd £200 plus a Local Prize of £100.

Our International Competitions will open on 1 April 2022, closing at midnight on 30 June 2022. Prizes for all four competitions will be presented on Monday 17 October 2022 during the Festival.  This special occasion is one of the highlights of the Festival when, for the first time, the winning writers are revealed and rewarded.

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