A very happy new year to all our writers — the competition is now open!

2019 is the 15th anniversary year for Frome Festival Short Story Competition and we hope our choice of guest judge this year will inspire you all to aim high.

Tyler Keevil, who won the first-ever competition in Frome in 2004 with “Mangleface”, returns as a successful novelist, screenwriter and university lecturer to judge this year’s competition.

Links to last year’s winning stories are still available below:

First Place: Julie Evans — The Artist’s Last Model

Second Place: William Hillier — I am not Elena

Third Place (and local prize): Suzie Lockhart-Smith — Colouring in




First, second and third prize winners and local winners. Click here»

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Rules and Prize Details

The Frome Short Story Competition is an international competition open to all unpublished and published writers. Find out more»
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