An Historical Short Story Competition to raise funds for the restoration of Hougement, before the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo in 2015. All the proceeds from this competition will go to the restoration project.
Closing date: 31st of January 2011
Entries must be in English, original and not previously published in any form or broadcast, and no longer than 1,500 words.
Entry fee: £5 per first story entry and £2 for each additional story entered. The maximum number of stories that each person may submit is five.
Theme: A historical short story competition set in the days leading up to or during the battle of Waterloo. The genre of the historical story is open and could be an adventure, crime fiction or even romantic.
Prizes: There will be three main prizes and additional runners up prizes of books. The 1st prize: £250, 2nd and 3rd and runner up prizes to be announced later. The winning stories will be published on-line on www.tavistockmusic.co.uk The prize winners will be notified by post and email two weeks before the prize giving.
Presentation of the prizes : The results will be announced and the prizes will be presented by Professor Richard Holmes after the Tavistock Music and Arts Festival on Monday the 25th of April 2011.
Judging : The judging will be in three stages. The final short list of stories will be judge by a panel of judges. Myfanwy Cook (Currently the Features Editor of the HNR magazine – www.historicalnovelsociety.org) will oversee the receipt of entries and the allocation to first and second and third stage adjudicators..
For entry forms by email, or if you have any additional questions you can contact the organisers on: firstname.lastname@example.org