The Indoor Writer recently entered the Retreat West short story competition where the prize is a day's writing retreat in Exeter, you can read more here about the organisation and their writing competitions. The good news is her story 'Monsters' was Runner-up in the June competition (theme: A pet) judged by West Sussex author Jane Rusbridge ('The Devil's Music' and 'Rook'). Her prize is an Amazon voucher, which will come in handy for the MA reading list! The feedback from Jane was useful too.
The next competition is themed: Map and closes 30th August.
You can also read 'Monsters' here and the winning story 'Pet' by Sally Alexander.