First entries submitted for short story competition

Julie Barker
Julie Barker

The first entries are starting to come in for the Telling Tales Short Story Competition organised by Vixen 101 in conjunction with the Pocklington Post.

Launched last week, the challenge is to write up to 1000 words on any theme. There are two age groups - 16+ and the under-16s. Please check the Vixen 101 website,, for full terms, conditions and rules.

There are prizes from Burnby Hall Gardens and the engineering training company, HETA, up for grabs, as well as the winning stories being published in the Pocklington Post and broadcast on Vixen 101’s Telling Tales show.

Meanwhile, the latest edition of Telling Tales, presented by Julie Barker, is now available to download. In this one-hour show, hear about the Bridlington Poetry Festival, meet Hull-based author Nick Quantrill, find out about a new national competition to write up to 3,000 words, and listen to short stories from members of the U3A in East Yorkshire.

Julie said: “I enjoyed feedback from listeners following the Easter special, and I am always delighted to hear from writers across the area. Many are getting in touch and the next show will be broadcast on 14 June.”

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