InterAct Stroke Support's
Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition
Entries for our 9th Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition are now open!
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 winner will be chosen by Head Judge Dame Margaret Drabble in an Awards Ceremony in 2024.
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
Previous Competition Entries
Need inspiration for next year's competition?
Click below to see the Short Listed Entries for previous years