WELCOME TO THE 2024 CHIPLITFEST SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Judge: Jo Unwin
Sponsor: HW Fisher
Entry fee: £5 for stories up to 2,500 words. £8 for stories up to 5,000 words
Word Limit: 2,500 (£5) 5,000 (£8)
Deadline (Closing Date): 12 Midnight GMT Sunday 4 February 2024
The Top 3 stories will be published on the ChipLitFest website.
We promote and encourage quality writing from amateurs and professionals alike, so the competition is open to everyone aged 16 or over by the closing date, Sunday 4 February 2024, not only in the UK, but overseas as well.
Following the generous sponsorship of the competition by HW Fisher, we are in a position to offer free entries to those writers on a low income:
Free entries are available for writers on low incomes. To qualify, you should be in receipt in one or more of the following: Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit, Council Tax Support, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, Carer’s Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, income-related ESA, Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, or Statutory Maternity Pay.
To enter, please email your story (do not include your name on the story itself) to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a scan of a recent letter proving your eligibility. Entries will be submitted into the same system as paying entrants and will not include any identification of your status.
Please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com if you are not in receipt of one of the above benefits but find yourself struggling to afford entry.
Directors: Martin Neild (chair), Penny Chapman, Helen Dance, Cathy Horlick, Jo Howard, Liz Sich
Registered Charity: 1152866