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The 2020 competition is now open. To enter by post or online, please follow instructions below.

Coronavirus update 26 March 2020:

Please note that while Frome Festival itself has sadly been cancelled for this year, the Short Story Competition is not affected, as entries are forwarded to readers and judges digitally. Keep writing and submitting your stories!

Although Frome Library, like many other venues, is closed to the public, providing the postal service continues, paper entries will be collected weekly. However, if at all possible, it would be helpful if you could enter your story online.

Thank you to all our entrants for their support.


Your contact details are needed to inform short-listed entrants of their success, but will not be shared with any other organisation, although we may use them to you to remind you about the competition next year.

Postal entries to:

Frome Library
Justice Lane
Frome, Somerset
BA11 1BE

Enclose cheque for £8 per story, payable to FROME FESTIVAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION, plus £47 if full critique required. Please ensure correct postage.

Online entries:

  • Your Details

  • Your Story

  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.
  • Limited to 5MB and to DOC, DOCX and PDF file types
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • £8 - 1st Prize £400, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100, plus prizes for local authors
    £55 - In Depth Critique, 1st Prize £400, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100, plus prizes for local authors
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