Loving the Earth – Short story competition

Closing date for entries Friday 31st July​

Loving the Earth – Short story competition 2020

Get inspired and pen a short 1,000 word story on this theme for this year’s Penfro competition.
With all that’s been happening this year, there’s never been a better time to think about the Earth, its eco system and our impact upon it.
The theme can be interpreted as wide and varied as you like – all entries will be read by Penfro committee members Brenda Squires and Anne Garside with the shortlist judged by the full committee.
Anne has worked for both Oxford University Press and the Johns Hopkins University Press.  She is the author of several books for Caribbean school children and wrote the text for Camelot at Dawn, a book of then unpublished photographs of John and Jacqueline Kennedy. Anne is currently a tutor for the Pembrokeshire Community Learning Centres.
Brenda has an MA in Creative writing from Cardiff university. She won the Joan Hessayon award for her novel Landsker. Her most recent novel The Love of Geli Raubal was published by Parthian. She is currently working on a trilogy set in interwar London and Paris.
Winners will be announced in August.
The first prize will be a well-deserved weekend away in the award winning eco house Ty Solar.

Competition 2020 Rules

1. Your work must be original and written in English.

2. We cannot accept stories for children or young adults.

3. Maximum length for entries is 1000 words. There is no lower length. Entries should be typed in 12pt Times and double-spaced.

4. Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday July 31st, 2020.

5. Entries can be made online only and are accepted after payment of the £8.00 fee.

6. Entries must not have been previously published in print or online, including personal blogs or on social media, or been broadcast, or placed in a competition.

7. The theme is Loving The Earth.

8. Entries will be read and judged anonymously, so do not put your name on your story.

9. Entries will not be returned so please keep a copy.

10. The prize will be a weekend’s free accommodation and welcome hamper in Ty Solar, Rhosygilwen SA432TW, the award winning eco home (see westernsolar.org.uk for details).

11. By entering, competitors accept that prize-winning stories, with the authors’ names, may be published on Rhosygilwen.co.uk or used in promotional material.

12. Entries that fail to comply with rules and requirements will be disqualified. No correspondence can be entered into and the judge’s decision is final.

13. The competition is open to anyone aged sixteen or over. Stories must not be currently submitted for publication or competition elsewhere.

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