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Flash fiction contest
PRIOR to this year’s events, Mere Literary Festival is running a competition for timed flash fiction.
Entrants should write a story of no more than 350 words which must include a phrase which will be revealed on Thursday, September 27 on the festival website at merelitfest.co.uk , in local libraries and via the festival phone line on 01747 860475. The closing date for entries is Friday, October 5, when stories, complete with a cover sheet with contact details, should reach MLF, Lawrences, Old Hollow, Mere BA12 6EG.
The entry fee for adults is £2 for the first story (£1 thereafter). Under 16s can enter for free.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Sunday, October 14, when author James Long will talk about his novels.
Full details of the festival are on the website.