Short Story Competition 2019

Categories Featured, Short Stories

To coincide with the release of Alan M. Kent’s new book ‘Turning Serpentine’, Cornish Story are running a short fiction competition.

We are fairly relaxed on much of the criteria, we only ask that stories are inspired by Cornish culture, whether that be in the present day or at some point in Cornwall’s rich history. The winner will receive a signed copy of ‘Turning Serpentine’; one year’s membership to the institute of Cornish Studies; and have their story published on the Cornish Story website.

Submissions should contain between 1000 and 2000 words and be submitted to no later than 30 July 2019.

If you need a little inspiration for your own fictional masterpiece, have a look at the synopsis for ‘Turning Serpentine’ at the bottom of the page.

The competition will run from 27 May 2019 until 30 July 2019. Any submissions that do not meet the criteria or are received after 30 July 2019 will not be considered. Multiple submissions are welcome, however, only one entry per author will be processed to the final stage of judging.

An independent panel will judge the entries and select the winner and runners-up. Results will be announced by midday on Monday 2 September 2019. Prizes will be presented at the Institute of Cornish Studies’ annual conference on Saturday 28 September 2019 at the Chapel Lecture Theatre at Penryn Campus. Alternative arrangements can be made for those unable to attend the conference.

Winning prize

  • Signed copy of Alan M. Kent’s ‘Turning Serpentine’
  • One year’s full associate membership to the Institute of Cornish Studies
  • Short Story published on Cornish Story

3 x Runners-up prizes

  • One year’s associate membership (PDF)* to the Institute of Cornish Studies
  • Short Story published on Cornish Story

*Both ICS membership prizes are identical with the exception that the winner will receive a hardcopy of the annual edition of Cornish Studies, whereas runners-up will receive a PDF copy via email.

For more information about ICS membership please click here.

‘Turning Serpentine’ is due for release in September from Halsgrove Publishing. You can pre-order your copy by completing the form below. A printable PDF version of the order form is available here.

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