The 2022 edition of the prestigious competition opens for entries!
The Rhys Davies Short Story Competition is a distinguished national writing competition for writers born or living in Wales. Originally established in 1991, we are delighted to manage this prestigious award on behalf of The Rhys Davies Trust and in association with Parthian Books.
The competition recognises the very best unpublished short stories in English in any style and on any subject up to a maximum of 5,000 words by writers aged 18 or over who are from, or living in, Wales.
The winner of the first prize will receive £1,000 and will have their winning entry included in a short story anthology to be published by Parthian Books in 2022. 11 runners-up/finalists will each receive £100 and their work will also feature in the short story anthology.
We are delighted to announce that Rachel Trezise will be guest judge for the 2022 competition.
Rachel Trezise is a novelist and playwright from the Rhondda Valley. Her debut novel In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl won a place on the Orange Futures List in 2002.
In 2006 her first short fiction collection Fresh Apples won the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her second short fiction collection Cosmic Latte won the Edge Hill Prize Readers Award in 2014. Her most recent play ‘Cotton Fingers’ toured Ireland and Wales and won the Summerhall Lustrum Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019.
Her most recent novel, ‘Easy Meat’ came out in 2021.
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: TUESDAY 22nd MARCH 2022 AT MIDNIGHT
Student Communications Coordinator Wednesday December 15th, 2021
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