2018 Fiction Competition – Judge Announced – Sue Limb

The Hay Writers’ Circle 2018 Fiction Competition –
Judge Announced

We are delighted to confirm that the author Sue Limb will be our judge for the 2018 Fiction Competition.

Sue Limb.
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Sue Limb’s professional writing career began immediately after escaping from the Ministry of Education, Sue wrote ‘Up the Garden Path’ – the story of a teacher whose private life is an absolute disgrace. It was adapted for radio and became a TV series starring Imelda Staunton. Later Sue wrote a column for The Guardian newspaper called ‘Dulcie Domum’s Bad Housekeeping’ about a writer whose private life was an absolute disgrace. Just to prove she could tackle other kinds of story, she co-authored a biography of the Antarctic hero Captain Oates.

Writing for young people has always been a big part of Sue’s working life, mainly because she still doesn’t feel grown up. In recent years she’s produced the Jess Jordan books and re-visited her early childhood in the Ruby Rogers series. Occasionally Sue draws inspiration from classic literature, producing affectionate parodies of great writers she admires (such as The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere, a radio series celebrating the eccentricity of the Romantic poets).

sue-limb-pack-4-books-79134-p[ekm]300x300[ekm]Sue is also a regular humorous columnist for Good Housekeeping and currently occupies the court jester’s corner in Cotswold Life magazine.

She lives in a wild, rocky and remote part of Gloucestershire, on a farm, and when not writing she likes to be out of doors messing about with plants and animals.

For more information on Sue’s books, please CLICK HERE


Gloomsbury – a literary comedy by Sue Limb parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group is currently being aired on Radio 4 on Fridays at 11.30am.   CLICK HERE

The Hay Writers 2018 Fiction Competition 

Rules and Entries

The Fiction competition is sponsored by The Hay Writers’ Circle with prizes for first, second and third places.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday 20th November. Results will be announced in late December.

Word count for this competition is 600 words minimum and 1250 words maximum. The theme is entirely open.

Please print your entry in Arial Font 12, double spaced.

Your name must NOT appear on your entry. Please put your name, title and contact details on the booking form only.

Please put your title at the beginning of the entry. Please number your pages and secure them together firmly.

Each applicant may submit a maximum of two entries.

The results are final and correspondence will not be entered into over the results. All applicants shall be informed of the results.

The winning pieces shall be published on our website with the author’s permission. Publication may prevent eligibility for future competitions. All rights remain with the author.

£5.00 per entry. If paying by BACS payment please make sure your payment is received, with your name on the reference, before the 20th November. Cheques will be accepted on the 20th November but must clear to validate the entry.

To download the entry form please use this link  Fiction Competition booking form

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