Fifty words of love - Competition

Derby Book Festival 2015

Tue 17 Feb 2015

Can you write a story about love in fifty words?

Derby Book Festival is setting this as the challenge for its Flash Fiction Writing Competition. Each entry must be a complete story in exactly fifty words on the theme of love, which can be interpreted as widely as you wish. There will be three age categories: under 11-years, 11 to 16 years and over 16 years.

Stories should be submitted online and will be judged by a panel with the winners announced on World Book Night, Thu 23 Apr. The winning stories will be printed on bookmarks and distributed across the city to promote Derby Book Festival, which will be held in the city from Mon 1 to Sun 7 Jun.

The closing date for all entries is Sun 15 Mar. You can find more information, including the terms and conditions for the competition and how to submit your stories, on the Festival’s website

Good luck!