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The Walter Swan Short Story Prize 2017-18
Deadline: Mon 16 Oct 2017
The Prize is run by the Northern Short Story Festival and the Leeds Big Bookend Festival in partnership with the Walter Swan Trust

We are delighted to announce that The Walter Swan Short Story Prize 2017-18 will be launched at the Northern Short Story Festival on Saturday 3 June at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. Entries will be accepted from then until the closing date of 16th October 2017.

Walt Swan was passionate about writing and encouraging others to be creative, which he did throughout his life and particularly through his teaching and directing. He wrote poetry, plays, screenplays, short stories and regular articles as a freelance journalist. He also began work on two novels and has three published non-fiction books. 

Walter died suddenly and unexpectedly on the 21 April 2014. 
The Walter Swan Trust was set up in his memory by his family and friends.

The Prize is run by the Northern Short Story Festival and the Leeds Big Bookend Festival in partnership with the Walter Swan Trust.


• Stories should be a maximum of 2000 words
•There is no theme and entries can be on any subject
• All stories must be previously unpublished
• Entry is open to everyone aged 18+
• Fee £3
• Submission is via Submittable portal. The link will go live on Saturday 3 June. More information 
here.

There will be a cash prize of £200, £100 and £50 for the three winners and the top 20 stories will be published in an anthology by 
Valley Press in March 2018.

Our judges are 
Anna Chilvers, author of Tainted Love, and Angela Readman, winner of the Costa Short Story Prize 2013

 

Additional Information:
Location:
National
Region(s):
UK

Contact Information:
Organisation:
Northern Short Story Festival / Leeds Big Bookend Festival
Contact Name:
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Contact Email:
Submittable
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