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Kimberley Short Story Writing Competition


Have you ever wanted to share your words with others?

Umberto Eco says: “To survive you should share your stories.”


£100 for the winner and £50 each for two runners up

 Write a Short Story about anything you choose:

  • Between 1000 and 1500 words in length, anonymous (for the purposes of judging) and in doc, docx or pdf format.
  • Fill out the entry form here on the Library Website at and upload your story.
  • You will receive an email confirming your submission.
  • Submit by midnight on November 30th 2021.
  • You can submit more than one entry.
  • You must be 18 or over.

Les Kimberley had great plans to take the library forward to become a hub for activities to benefit the residents of Castle Cary. This competition, in his name, is one which sets out to bring the strands of reading and creative writing together for members of our community. 

In the words of Annie Proulx, “You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”