the writer is a lonely hunter

writing by Gail Aldwin and other authors

Mere Literary Festival and flash fiction competition

on September 18, 2012

I was pleased to learn about the Mere Literary Festival and I can now share with you details of their flash fiction competition. You’re asked to write up to 350 words which must include a given phrase which will be announced on the website on 27 September. There is a category for the under 16s which is free but all other entries are charged at £2 with £1 for additional entries.  Please send your story through the post which must be received by 5 October.  Prizes are £50, £25 and £10. For further details, click here for the MFL website.

My blog now has over 100 blog followers and I when I started out on 30 November 2011, I promised myself that I’d run a small competition to celebrate if I ever reached the 100 mark. I’m delighted and honoured to have so many people interested in reading my posts. Thank you.  My only concern is whether there are enough people interested in entering a competition.  I have a prize in mind, a copy of ‘Reading Like A Writer’ and you can read a review of the book by Louise Doughty here. If I get more than 10 comments expressing an interest in entering, I’ll get cracking with deciding on the format and drawing up the rules of entry.  Have a think about it and let me know.

This is the cover of the first edition but you can win  a new paperback copy.

(Image used under fair use rationale).

18 responses to “Mere Literary Festival and flash fiction competition

  1. Yes please – I’m always up for a competition!

  2. I would have a go for sure. Count me in. C

  3. Count me in too, Gail. Sounds like a great idea x

  4. Cathy Randall says:

    Hi Gail
    I think you should definitely run a competition. And thanks for letting us know about the Mere competition too. Cathy xx

  5. Congratulations honey! 🙂

    I’ve got a copy of tht book, but, like most of the books in my house, I haven’t read it yet lol


  6. Nick Johns says:

    Competition? Did someone say competition? Where? 🙂

  7. Pauline Howard says:

    Give it a go – I’d love to take part in a competion

  8. Pauline Howard says:

    Competition even!!

  9. Brinda says:

    Gail I will participate – do run it – and congratulations!!

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