Short Story Competition

East Anglia is, of course, home to many wonderful writers. We are hoping to uncover even more local talent with our popular Short Story Competition.

If you are, or if you know, a young budding author, why not encourage them to enter?

Entry forms are available from 


The winning stories will be published in the Bury Free Press.

Winners will also receive a £30.00 gift token from Waterstones and an engraved trophy.

Two runners-up in each category will receive £10.00 tokens from Waterstones.

The winners will be announced at the Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival Launch Event on 18th October 2019 at 18:00.