The South Wales Short Story Competition – organised by publishing and video production company Candy Jar Ltd – has attracted entries from South Wales and overseas.
Shaun Russell, co-founder of Candy Jar Ltd, said: “The response to our competition has been phenomenal. Entries have been submitted from the UK, Europe and the USA. The fact that the competition is in its first year and is already attracting writers from across the globe is very exciting.”
The competition was launched to celebrate National Short Story Week, (12th-18th November) which aims to get more people reading and listening to short stories each year.
Many publishers have championed the short story format this year. Bloomsbury has declared 2012 the 'Year of the Short Story' and The BBC National Short Story Award has become international just for 2012 to celebrate the Olympics.
Candy Jar hopes to make the competition an annual event. Shaun Russell continued: “Short stories are an excellent way for writers to perfect their craft. Our competition has shown us how much promising and exciting talent is emerging in both South Wales and beyond.”
A list of the winners of The South Wales Short Story Competition 2012 can be found on the Candy Jar Books website.
|Some of our South Wales Short Story Competition winners.|
(L-R Carly Holmes, Laura Foakes, Stella Wells, Jane Fraser and Noelle Bryant)