Short Story Competition – People’s Choice

We need your help!

We asked you to submit a short story, no more than 500 words, to win some fabulous prizes in our writing competition. Our winner and runner up (Author’s Choice) have been selected and we now need your help selecting the ‘People’s Choice.’ In order to select your favourite, simply read the 9 shortlisted stories and vote for one story using the form at the bottom of this page. You have until the 17th August 2020 to vote for your favourite story!

Our winning story was chosen by a range of English & Creative Writing tutors from ACL Essex. The Author’s Choice was selected by local Author Liz Trenow.

Liz is a best selling historical fiction author. Her debut, The Last Telegram was nominated for a national award and The Forgotten Seamstress reached the top twenty in the New York Times and USA Today best seller lists. For most of her working life she has been a journalist for local and regional newspapers, and also in radio and television.

Both the winning story and runner up (Author’s Choice) will be announced in August. Make sure to like our Facebook page for the latest updates.

If you are interested in turning your ideas into readable and interesting fiction, view our creative writing courses.

The People’s Choice

View the stories below and vote for your favourite one using the contact form below!

Blueberries
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Daydreams?
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Froglet in the garden
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Lost & Found
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By the Sea
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Child of our time
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Is This Where I Belong
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Library with dangling light bulbs

Vote now!

We need your help in picking a ‘People’s Choice.’

In order to select your favourite, simply read the 9 shortlisted stories above and vote for one story using the form below. Please also feel free to share some comments with us about why you have selected a particular story!