A warning... a short story competition seems to be running, asking for your hard-earned cash as an entry fee. And the grand prize is... nothing.
Makes you wonder what is going on. I have emailed the administrators, to find out if they have omitted to mention the prize on the website. I will keep you posted.
Of course, if it is there, and I have missed it, please do let me know!
Updated, Tuesday 24th feb
No response to my email: BUT This has now appeared on the website:
The short story competition ....will be judged by the renowned local author Greg Mosse. There will be prizes for three winners in the adult category and a book token prize for the two best under -16 entries. These will be presented at a high profile prize-giving at a literary event during the festival. The competition is open to ages 12 and above and the theme is open.
Deadline is fast approaching though – 31st March – and information on how to apply and the competition rules can be found here or by sending a SAE to: The Short Story Competition Secretary, 67, King's Stone Ave , Steyning, BN44 3FJ .
There will be prizes... but WHAT!!! I'm afraid that isnt good enough... until they specify what you can win for your outlay of £4.00 for one, and £10.00 for three entries... I'd advise entering your work elsewhere.
Right, they have finally stated the prizes. One weekend for writers, at a fixed date, in West Sussex. (what if you aren't free?) and two small cash prizes.