2018 Short Story Competition Launched

30 Oct 2017



Our annual Short Story Writing Competition, in partnership with Hampshire Cultural Trust, is now open for submissions!  

Write a short story with the title ‘Persuasion’


The competition is open to anyone aged 7 to 11 years and 12 to 16 years who lives or studies in Hampshire. The story must be no longer than 500 words.


The story should be in English, be the entrant’s own work and should not have been published elsewhere, including online, and not have won any other competition. You may enter more than one story if you wish.


No changes can be made to stories once submitted. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


The winners will be contacted by email or post and announced at Jane Austen House Museum in early summer 2018. The winning stories will be published on the Jane Austen 200 website.

1st prize in each category: £50 National Book Token

2nd prize in each category: £25 National Book Token


Judges: Hampshire writers Rebecca Smith and Neal Layton


Closing date: Wednesday 28 February 2018

Please go to the Jane Austen 200 website for details of how to enter.








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