Writeidea Short Story Competition
Writeidea Prize 2019
Competition First Prize
This year’s short story competition winner will have their story read by author Kerry Hudson, who will provide a mentoring session to you to help you take your writing career to the next stage. Kerry’s latest book Lowborn was Radio 4’ Book of the week and has received incredible national reviews. Kerry is a keen supporter of new writers and working class writers trying to get their voices and stories heard. This is truly a prize that money couldn’t buy.
A free place on an Idea Store Learning Creative Writing Course
The Writeidea Short Story Prize is a competition is aimed at writers who have never been published before.
Stories must be a maximum of 3,000 words , minimum of 1,000 words.
Entrants must live, work or study in Tower Hamlets.
There is no theme this year. Stories are welcome in any style or genre.
The Winner will be announced at the Writeidea Festival on either 16 or 17 November 2019 (date and time to be confirmed).
Entrants must be 16 years old or over on the closing date.
Closing date 31 October 2019
Enter your story using the entry form link on the right.
The Writeidea ESOL Prize 2019
The Writeidea ESOL Prize is a local short story prize for learners enrolled on Idea Store Learning ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses.
There is no theme so entrants can write about anything they want to. A panel of experts will judge the short stories, which can be fiction or non-fiction
Prize: £50 (for each of the three entry categories)
Closing date: 31 October 2019
There are three categories, according to learners’ abilities:
Category 1: Pre-Entry Entry 1 ESOL (up to 300 words)
Category 2: Entry 2 Entry 3 ESOL (up to 800 words)
Category 3: Level 1 Level 2 ESOL (up to 1500 words)
The winners will be invited to share their stories at the Writeidea Reading Festival on either 16 or 17 November 2019 (date and time to be confirmed).
For ages 16 plus. To enter, please email or give your story to your Tutor.
For a short film by Rob Johns and Rick Cordell about ESOL provision and the Writeidea Esol prize see here
The East London Writeidea Prize 2018
|Virginia Hawke||Once a mum always a mum|
|Isra Rahman||Silent Ghosts|
|Nneoma Nwankwo||The Redemption of Mama Ude|
|Maria Messias Mendes||Protest|
Teen Prize Winner
|Reain Kabir Pretha||A Journey|
Teen Prize Finalists
|Anika Iqbal||Dear Women of Mankind|
|Taqiya Labiba||December 13th 2017|
|Sayma Begum||Between My Mother's Arms I Am Safe|
|Tahmina Begum||I'm What I Am|
Idea Store Learner Winner
|Farhana Akhter||Ramla Ali|
ESOL Prize Winners
|Farmina Yeasmin||Sunday 8th July, Sad News|