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Shipton Shorts 2017 Shipton Bellinger Short Story Competition

Shipton Shorts



A writing competition for Shipton Bellinger, Bulford, Tidworth, Ludgershall, Amesbury and the surrounding areas.

There is a great deal of creativity and talent in and around this corner of Wiltshire and Hampshire. For the third year running, there is a way for those with
a more literary bent to show their skills and imagination: the Shipton Shorts short story
writing competition.

Shipton Shorts 2017


We announced the theme for 2017 this morning (1st Feb) on Castledown FM on Emma and Kelly’s Humpday Hooray show. Submissions will be open in April but, so you know, the theme for 2017 is:


‘Around the Village’


All you have to do is write a story of between 1500 and 2200 words and submit ti to us during the submission window!

‘Shipton Shorts’ is a short story writing competition for those who live, work or have strong links with Shipton Bellinger and a ten mile radius around the village (were born or raised in the area).

Winning short stories from past years can be read on the menu above.