A Very Happy New Year to All!

The 2022 Frome Festival Short Story Competition is now open and entrants have until 31st May to send their stories. For a third year, we will no doubt be affected by Covid 19, but we do hope to hold a prize-giving during Frome Festival in early July; details will be confirmed later. Once again, we look forward to all your entries, without which there would be no competition! Please note that Frome Library has reopened and is accepting postal entries as usual.

There were some wonderful stories in 2021 and you can still read the judge’s chosen winners by clicking the links below:

First place, Tony Peake with Your Call’; second place, Arleen McCrombie with ‘North Ridge’; third place, Jimmy Lowther with ‘Kingfisher; highly commended, Mary Byrne with ‘Finishing Touch‘ and Stella Townson with Butch’.

Local prizes (from writers within 25 miles of Frome): joint first place to Jimmy Lowther (Kingfisher) and Stella Townson (Butch); third place, Jo Kirk with ‘The Last Apple; highly commended, Adrienne Howell with My Boy Jonah’.


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The Frome Short Story Competition is an international competition open to all unpublished and published writers.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