ABF Short Story Competition 2014

The Appledore Book Festival is proud to announce the 2014 Short Story Competition, open to anyone aged 16 and under.

The story, on any theme, must be an original work of fiction by the entrant, and must be no longer than 500 words. Stories will be judged in two age categories, 11 and under and 12–16. 

There will be a bronze, silver and gold winner in each category. The winners will receive book tokens. Gold winners to the value of £50, Silver £35 and bronze £20. In addition the gold winners will receive £100 of book tokens for their school library.

Copies of the winning stories will be displayed in St Mary’s Hall, Appledore, during the Festival.

We are pleased to announce the Short Story judges for 2014:

Susan SandonManaging Director of Cornerstone Publishing & Board Director of Random House Publishing
Pat GloverVice Chair of Directors, Ilfracombe Academy
Patricia Millner: Co-Chair of the Appledore Book Festival

All short stories together with the entry form should be submitted no later than Friday July 31st 2014.

Entries can be emailed to: shortstory@appledorebookfestival.co.uk
or posted to: ABF Short Story Competition, Old Coastguards, The Lifeboat Slip, Appledore, EX39 1SB.

Good luck from all the ABF team.


Entry forms along with terms and conditions of the competition are available to download below

Entry Form Word Doc
Entry Form PDF
Terms and Conditions PDF


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