The New Eastbourne Writers group is running a short story comp and would like to attract entries from further afield. I said I'd add a little plug here so this is their blurb:
We are delighted to announce the launch of the first New Eastbourne Writers Short Story Competition.
The theme is THE JOURNEY
See below for more details and competition rules
Genre: SHORT STORY – FICTION
Theme: THE JOURNEY
Word Count: MAXIMUM 1500 WORDS (excluding title)
Prizes: 1st Prize £50, 2nd Prize £20, 3rd Prize £10
Entry fee: £5 per entry or £7 for two
Closing date: 27 AUGUST 2010
Judges: JOAN MOULES and PETER LOVESEY
See the website at http://www.neweastbournewriters.co.uk for submission guidelines and details on how to pay the fee(s).