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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Short Story Radio Romance Award 2010

UK-based Short Story Radio has announced that a new contest for romantic fiction writers. The prize is the chance to have your work recorded and broadcast, as well as to receive a cash prize. They are looking for an engaging and entertaining romance story, told in two parts of no more than 5,000 words in total, similar to the type of romance story you will find in a women's magazine.

The winning story will be recorded and broadcast, in two episodes, on the Short Story Radio website and podcast, of the same standard as the stories already broadcast on Short Story Radio. The story will be available for broadcast for a period of 12 months.

The winner will also receive a cash prize of £150 (approx. $235 USD) and the title of winner of the Short Story Radio Romance Award 2010.

The short-list judge for this competition is Pat Richardson, founder of Perfectly Worded Writing and Editing Consultancy and former Fiction Editor at Best magazine (UK). Pat says: ""I make a living from making words work - it has always excited me, and I love doing it. I am just as excited at seeing how others do it. Coupled with creative inspiration, it is the recipe for a good story, and I am very much looking forward to reading those which are shortlisted for the Short Story Radio Romance Award 2010."

Short Story Radio founder Ian Skillicorn says: "We believe this is the first writing competition of its kind and offers a fantastic opportunity for romantic fiction writers and enthusiasts."

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