The Frome Festival is running a short story competition. Emma Darwin, whom I ‘know’ online via a writing forum, is one of the judges. She’s an excellent and successful writer, and incredibly kind and insightful to boot.
The first prize is £300, second £150 and third £75. Plus, the winning stories will be read by a ‘top London agent’ and broadcast on radio.
It costs £5 to enter, but for another £35 you can receive a critique of your story.
I particularly like that there is no theme or genre restriction for the entries. The word count is between 1000 and 2,200 and entries must be received by 31st May. See the website for further details, then crack open your notebooks!