Pop the kettle on, sharpen your pencils and let your imagination take flight… It’s time for this year’s Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition!
Over the past two years, thousands of budding writers have penned a tale for the Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition. Could 2017 be your year to win?
To reserve your place at this year’s prizegiving (open to all, whether you enter the competition or not), click here. Tickets are free!
Open to all unknown budding writers, shortlisted entries will be read and reviewed by our outstanding panel of judges including comedian and writer Helen Lederer, journalist-turned-novelist Paula Cocozza and Literary Editor at the Daily Mail, Sandra Parsons.
For our children’s competition, Baroness Floella Benjamin and Hugless Douglas creator David Melling will be picking the worthy winners.
Deadline for entries: 11.59pm on Monday 31st July 2017
Finalists from all categories will be invited to the Henley Literary Festival on Sunday 8th October 2017 for a special awards ceremony and prizegiving.