Call Out for Short Story Writers.
Solstice Shorts Festival
A literature and folk music festival on the theme of TIME
for Short Story Day on the shortest day of the year
21st December 2014
from sunrise (8.04) to sunset (15.53).
Competition NOW CLOSED
Stories (not poems, not memoir, not other kinds of non-fiction – just short fiction)
Stories must be:
All your own work
Written in English
unpublished in print or on-line, and
unbroadcast in any medium
between 1700 and 2200 words long.
The competition is open to anyone resident in the UK writing in English.
Entry fee for the competition will be £5 per story, you can enter as many as you like.
12 writers will be chosen for the Solstice Shorts Festival, and have their story read live by either themselves or an actor on the 21st December, alongside stories from the judges. (A new story every half hour from sunrise to sunset.)
We hope the entire festival performance will be broadcast live on the internet (funding permitting) but it will definitely be available as a podcast thereafter.
All 12 chosen stories will be published in electronic and/or print anthology together with stories from the 4 judges.
You will also be invited to contribute to a workshop being held during the afternoon, hosted by Spread the Word.
all 12 winners will also receive:
a small silly trophy
a selection of Arachne Press books.