The Prescot Festival Short Story Competition is now open to writers of all ages across Merseyside.
The contest, now in its second year, awards a £100 prize to the author of the best short story. To inspire writers, the theme for 2013 is “War and Peace”, which authors can interpret any way they choose.
Last year Maureen McEvoy, from Haydock, scooped top prize for “Last Train from Lime Street”, a tale of a college reunion with a twist ending.
“We weren’t sure what to expect in our first year”, said competition organiser Edna Weaver, “but we had several entries and were delighted with the winning story. We’re hoping for an even bigger response this year, and we look forward to some riveting reading”.
Entry is free and open to all Merseyside residents (excluding professionally published fiction writers), with no age restrictions. Stories must be no longer than 1,000 words, original and unpublished, and based on or inspired by the theme “War and Peace”.
Full information and contest rules are available at www.prescotfestival.co.uk.