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Write A Story And You Could Win £500

Published: 4th July 2017 12:36

Portsmouth Short Story competition is open for entries from 1 August.  Anyone over 16 who lives, works or studies in Portsmouth or can demonstrate a close personal connection to the city can enter.

Writing a short story can be the perfect start for new writers and you could win £500 plus the chance to see your story online.

AboutMyArea was told, "We've three images from the Portsmouth Archives to inspire this year's entries and you can interpret one of the images in any way you wish so let your imagination run wild!"

Stuart Parker last year's winner said: "Winning has given me the confidence to believe in what I write and allowed my family to believe in my writing. Winning has also given me the confidence to finish writing my novel". 

David Flint 2016 winner: "Winning the Bookfest competition was an amazing insight into writing short stories. Listening to the other contestants made me realise just how fascinating other peoples' ideas are.  I've even had a short story printed in the News and would urge anyone who enjoys writing to have a go.  You never know, you might do something fantastic you never dreamed off, like I did."

To enter simply collect your entry form from a Portsmouth City Council Library or print out from https://portsmouth.spydus.co.uk The competition is open from Tuesday 1 August until

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At 16:51 on 7th July 2017, Chris71 commented:
Where exactly is the entry form for the short story competition. When you click on the above link, it takes you to the library main site. Click on Portsmouth short story competition on the left and ....nothing.

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