InterAct Stroke Support is delighted to announce that Thursday 1st August 2019 sees the launch of the seventh biennial Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition.
The short story competition was first launched in 2008 and the challenge remains the same: writers are requested to write a piece, in any genre, in no more than 1,000 words. The winner of the competition will write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year and will receive £1,000.
The closing date for submissions is Sunday 22nd December 2019 and first place will be awarded at the winner’s ceremony in March/April 2020 (venue and date to be confirmed).
Baroness Ruth Rendell, a beloved patron, judge and friend of InterAct put her name to the award after the first short story competition in 2008 and sadly passed away in 2015. The competition continues to inspire writers in her honour. We delighted that this year the competition will be judged by esteemed novelist Dame Margaret Drabble.
2020 will be the charity’s 20th anniversary and we look forward to celebrating this achievement with colleagues, actors, authors and stroke survivors alike.