We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 ACL 500 Word Story Competition. This year the theme is ‘Awakening‘.
We’re looking for our community to pen a story that quickly grabs our attention and tells a great tale. You can submit an entry as an individual or as a team effort – we want to read them all! Our judging panel will include a range of our experienced tutors, staff and local Essex Author Sarah Armstrong.
Sarah Armstrong is the author of three novels, most recently The Wolves of Leninsky Prospekt, the first in the Moscow Wolves series. The second, The Starlings of Bucharest, will be out in April. She is also the author of a memoir about being on a jury during the pandemic, A Summer of Spying, which is out in February. Sarah teaches undergraduate and postgraduate creative writing with the Open University, and lives in Colchester with her husband and four children.
How to submit your story:
Entries will need to be in a Microsoft Word format to be accepted. Use the submission form below to submit your details and story. Deadline for submissions is 12th April 2021.
Prizes include book voucher, a short creative writing course, and your work published. Please ensure your story is suitable for all to read. Thank you and get writing…
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