Try your hand at a writers competition in Ely

Mary Nichols

Mary Nichols - Credit: Archant

A renowned Ely author will be one of the judges for a writing competition which takes place next month.

The competition is associated with a Writers’ Day at Ely Library on Saturday March 21.

The other judges, also well known local people, are Annabel Reddick of Burrows Bookshop and Brenda Mead from Cambridge Library.

Mary Nichols is an experienced and successful writer, whose book The Summer House (2009), was for a while top of the Amazon rankings for sagas.

She is also a prolific writer of Mills and Boons novels.

To enter the Ely writers competition, send your unpublished 500-word short story to by February 21.

Entry to the competition and the event is free, although voluntary donations will be requested.

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Contact Rosemary Westwell if you would like to book a place at the Writers’ Day when Ms Nichols will be one of the authors sharing her experiences. Email