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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Historic House short story competition!

To celebrate the publication of the e-book of The Property of a Gentleman, here is a unique opportunity for short story writers. Enter the historic house short story competition to win a cash prize, membership to the Historic Houses Association and a private tour of Levens Hall in Cumbria!

Corazon Books
Catherine Gaskin's historical and romantic fiction novels have entertained generations of readers. Her books have sold over 40 million copies worldwide, leading her to be called "The Queen of Storytellers" and "The Girl With the Golden Pen."

Always meticulously researched, Catherine Gaskin's books take her readers on journeys to fascinating times and places. Her stories draw you into a world of characters and events that stay with you long after you have read the final page. See her website

The competition is free to enter and is open to both published and unpublished writers.

The winner (and a guest) will be treated to a private tour of Levens Hall in Cumbria, followed by afternoon tea with the owners. The winner will also receive £150 and a year's free Double Friends membership to the Historic Houses Association.
Two runners up will each receive a year's free Double Friends membership to the Historic Houses Association.

The story must take place in, or be inspired by, a historic house (real or fictional).

The submissions deadline is Friday 26th September 2014
and the winner will be announced on Monday 17th November 2014.
Only one entry per writer is allowed.
The story must be a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 2,500 words in length.
The story must be previously unpublished and not have appeared in print, online or in any other format.
The winner and their guest must make their own travel arrangements to and from Levens Hall, at their own expense. No expenses will be paid for any aspect of the trip (including, but not limited to, travel and accommodation).
Entrants must submit their story between 9am on Monday 10th March 2014 and 4pm on Friday 26th September 2014.
There is no fee for entry to the competition.

See the website for full rules and conditions.


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