Spare time on your hands in the long Christmas break? Why not spend time writing a short story?

Two of the speakers at Writers’ Days in 2015: Mary Nicholls and Stephanie Hale

Two of the speakers at Writers’ Days in 2015: Mary Nicholls and Stephanie Hale - Credit: Archant

The next Ely Writers’ Day short story competition is now open.

In order to enter, send an unpublished story of 500 words on any subject to rjwestwell@hotmail.com by midnight on Friday 26 February.

Winners will be announced at the next Writers’ Day - held on Saturday 19 March 2016 at Ely Library from 10am until 3pm.

There will be cash prizes, with first prize of £50, second prize £25, and third prize £10.

There will be three judges.

Entrance to the competition and to the day is free, (although voluntary donations will be requested at the day’s event).