The competition is organised by Jude Higgins, Anna Schlesinger and Jane Riekemann. Stories can be on any theme or subject but must be original and written in English. They must also be for adult or young adult readers. Non-fiction and fiction written for children under 13 years is not eligible. Maximum length is 2,200 words. Entries must not have been previously published in print or online, been broadcast or won a prize.
The competition will be judged by Kate Johnson from the Mackenzie Wolf Literary Agency.
• 1st prize: £1,200
• 2nd prize: £300
• 3rd prize: £100
• The Acorn Award (for the best entry from an unpublished writer, unplaced in the main competition): £100
Entry fee:- £8 per entry