The Squat Pen Rests Writing Competition


Live event 7:30 till late. Friday 26th January 2018

We are looking for six (or more) fabulous writer/performers to come along to our very first live reading event at ‘The Place’ at The Wyvern Theatre. Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN.

How to enter: 

Write between 1500-2000 words on the theme of ‘New beginnings…’  then send us your stories for the chance to be selected to read your story on stage and maybe, just maybe, be crowned the very first ever Squat Pen Rests Writing Competition Champion of the World.

The shortlisted entrants will be invited to come along to perform their piece in front of a lovely audience of short story fans. The outright winner, as voted for by our previously mentioned lovely audience, will be presented with a £50.00 cash prize.

Plus, every finalist will be awarded a limited edition, Squat Pen Rests Writing Competition Finalist mug, as well as having their stories posted on the competition website. And not only do entrants get a fancy mug-and-plug, they will also be cheered and applauded by the audience, and most likely have songs written about them in praise of their efforts. (Maybe not the last bit but there will definitely be cheers and applause.)

The Ins, Outs and Round Abouts of it:

  • It costs just £3.00 per story to enter and you can enter up to three stories per event.
  • All stories will be read by the competition judge (or ‘me’ as I am otherwise known) who will then select six (or more) stories to go forward into the final.

Before entering, please ensure you are available to come along and read on Friday 26th January 2018.

Each of the entrants will receive free entry (of course), plus one complementary ticket.