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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

Competition Brief

  • 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



2022 stories

*Terms and Conditions apply. Please read all before entering the competition.

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