Friday, 1 July 2011

Short Story Contest

In conjunction with the Electric Lantern Festival the Writers’ Circle is holding an Open Short Story Competition. Stories should be no longer than 1500 words and written around the theme of Tunbridge Wells and/or the surrounding areas. For ideas think Regency, Beau Nash, The Pantiles, Garden of England... the list is almost endless. 

There are three prizes – First £60. Second £30 and 3rd £15. Entry is £3 per story. Writers must be over 17 and can be members of the Circle, or of any other writing group, or of none.Closing date for last entries is the 31st July 2011. 

For submission guidelines and application form you can phone 07749 134301 or visit the Circle website at

We look forward to reading your entries.

Choose your Favourite Book

As part of their annual Bookfest Oxfam are inviting the residents of Tunbridge Wells to choose their favourite book.

Participation is free and you may vote in person at the Oxfam Bookshop in Chapel Place or by  

The closing date for votes is 15 July 2011 so hurry and let them know your choice.

Can't wait to see which book wins!