InterAct Stroke Support's
Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition
We launched our 8th Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition on Monday 2nd August 2021
The winner of the competition will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year, and will receive £1,000 in payment.
The 2022 winner was announced on July 3rd 2022, click below to read!
Baroness Ruth Rendell 2012
Named in honour of our beloved patron, the late Ruth Rendell, our biennial short story competition is great chance to get your creative juices flowing
Write a short story in any genre
The story must be no more than 1000 words
We look for positive stories that can be read in the sensitive environment of a hospital setting
The winner will be chosen by head judge Dame Margaret Drabble who will
determine the top 3 stories at an Award Ceremony
Previous Competition Entries
Our Short Story Competition for 2022 has now passed.
Need inspiration for next year's competition?
Click below to see the Short Listed Entries for previous years
2022 Short Listed Entries
2020 Short Listed Entries
2018 Short Listed Entries