Creative writers from across the region are invited to submit fiction to the 2014 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition.
A £100 prize goes to the winner of the best short story inspired by this year’s theme, ‘Journey’.
Last year’s contest was so close, judges not only picked winner Jim Finn, for his story “A Tragic Contrast”, but awarded two bonus prizes of £25 each to runners-up Ianthe Pickles and Carole Browne.
Now in its third year, the competition is open to all non-professional writers resident in any of the six local boroughs of Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Halton, Wirral and Liverpool.
“We’ve seen an increasingly high standard of writing in the last couple of years”, said contest founder Edna Weaver, “so we’re excited to see how our talented entrants choose to interpret this year’s theme.”
Full rules are available at www.prescotfestival.co.uk. The winner will be announced during the 10th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts, which runs from Friday 20 to Sunday 29 June 2014.