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The 2021 competition is now open. To enter by post or online, please follow instructions below.

ENTRY IS BY POST OR BY ENTERING YOUR DETAILS AND UPLOADING YOUR STORY BELOW.

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.

If you are eligible to be considered for our 2021 ‘Local Young Writer’ prize (under 21 on 31.5.21 and living with 25 miles of Frome), please make this clear on your entry — see Rules.

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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