Nottingham Writers' Club have announced their inaugural Short Story Competition 2014.
Nottingham Writers' Club has run thousands of competitions for its members since it was established in 1927; from prose to poetry in a wide range of genres and styles, our competitions have been judged by both published, and well-known, writers.
There will be three main prizes - £200, £100 and £50 – plus twelve extra prizes generously donated by Random House, Tesco and Morrison's.
The theme of the competition is 'Emotion', the story (up to 2,000 words) can be written in any genre and your characters don't even have to be human. We chose this theme because, at the heart of all good stories are the characters and the emotions that drive them. There are plenty to choose from including love, hate, envy, jealousy, frustration, despair, fear, terror, horror, resentment, sorrow. Make your reader feel the emotions…
This competition is for non-professional writers only, as we want to encourage as many new and less experienced writers to enter.
All writers will retain the copyright to their entry/entries and the winners will be published on the NWC website.
Closing date 31st January 2014.