The Peter Wheeler Short Story Competition Prize Awards

Date: Sunday, 19th May

Venue: The Barbour Institute (Billiard Room), Tattenhall, CH3 9PX

Time: 11.30am

Ticket Price: FREE

Now in its ninth year, the competition features the finalists from the best short stories from writers of all ages throughout the region.

Information on how to enter:

The stories can be on any subject and the competition is split into three categories:

  • 11 years and under:  up to 500 words
  • 12 – 18 years: up to 1,000 words
  • Over 18: up to 1500 words

The writers of the two best stories from each category will be invited to hear their stories read to an audience at The Barbour Institute as part of the Sandstone Ridge Festival in Tattenhall on Sunday 19th May 2019 at 11.30 – 12.30.


  • Adult Category: £75 for the winner and £20 for the runner up.
  • 12 -18 Category: £20 book tokens for 12-18 with £10 book tokens for the runners up.
  • 11 years and under: £20 book tokens for 12-18 with £10 book tokens for the runners up.

Please send the entries for 11 Years and under and 12 – 18 Years, typed or clearly hand-written to:

Sheila Powell,
Peter Wheeler Short Story Competition,
Wrexham Road,
Cheshire, SY14 7HF

or email:

For Over 18, please email competition entries as a word document to or post to:

John Oakden,
Peter Wheeler Short Story Competition,

High Ash,
Malpas, SY13 4QL

Competition entries should include the following:

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Category
Closing Date Monday 29th April 2019
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