2020 Writing Competition

The Wenlock Olympian Society is pleased to announce, in collaboration with the Much Wenlock & District U3A ‘Writers on the Edge’, for the first time and as a response to the coronavirus lockdown, a

 Flash Fiction Competition


  • Prizes: £150, £50 and £25 plus Gold, Silver or Bronze Wenlock Olympian Society (WOS) medals
  • Deadline for entries: 31 October 2020
  • Length of story: max 1,000 words
  • We are looking for flair and creativity on any one of the following themes:

– Five Rings

– Winning

– Gold is Only a Colour

  • All genres of stories are welcome (excluding Children’s and Young Adult Fiction)
  • Entry Fee: £5 (£8 for 2 entries,  £12 for three entries)


Sharon Bolton, Sunday Times best-selling author, will judge and identify the medal winners

Winning stories will be published on the WOS website

First prize to be read at a WOS celebration evening in March 2021

The competition is UK based but International entries are welcome


To enter, please go to our Submissions page

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