Our latest competition

October 2020: Lisbeth Phillips Competition, set by last year's winner, Tina Shaw:

This is a non-fiction competition. You are asked to write up to 1000 words on the following subject.

Great Lives.

Describe the life of a person who died in the last 120 years who had the greatest affect either on you, or your fellow countrymen/women.

The person’s actions may have been for good or for evil, but I would like you to illustrate how profound their influence was (and may still be) on your life, so they could have been personally known to you, or more famously known.

The deadline is Wednesday 4th November. Entry is free.

Send your scripts to John Spencer via email.   

Horrible pseudonym will be judged to win the gnome de plume prize.


David Gibson Competition 2020

David Gibson Competition 2020

set by last year’s winner Wendy Turner:

The story must include a sunrise and sunset. Script up to 1,000 words. Submission by email by 7 October. Wendy would like a nicely rounded story with an appropriate ending and perhaps a smile or two along the way. Please email to John Spencer (members only).

Stories will be anonymised and have been emailed to members to read. Entry is free.

Voting on the entries will take place online and the results announced at the 21 October Zoom meeting.



Howard Linskey Competition 2020

The Howard Linskey crime fiction competition 2020 was won by Ben Bergonzi.