The Hay Writers’ Circle 2021 Fiction Competition Now Open
The Frances Copping Memorial Prize

The Fiction Competition is sponsored this year by Parthian Books with prizes for first, second and third places.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday 16th November. Results will be announced in December.

Word count for this competition is 600 words minimum and 1500 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 will be informed of the results.

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

If paying by BACS payment please make sure your payment is received, with your name on the reference, before the 16th November. Cheques will be accepted on the 16th November but must clear to validate the entry.

Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on any website, blog or online forum, broadcast, have won or been placed (2nd, 3rd, runner up etc) in any other competition. If your entry has been long-listed or shortlisted in other competitions, and provided it has not won a prize or been published, it is eligible.

Remember, word count for this competition is 600 words minimum and 1500 words maximum, and the theme is entirely open, so why not put pen to paper and have a go!

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