InterAct Stroke Support's

Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2022

is now CLOSED!

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.

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.


The challenge is to write a short story in any genre, with no more than 1000 words. We are looking for positive stories as they will be read in the sensitive environment of a hospital setting.


The winner will be chosen by head judge Dame Margaret Drabble who will

present the award at a ceremony to be held in Spring 2022.

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

Our Short Story Competition is now CLOSED