Wenlock Olympian Society’s Flash Fiction Writing Competition.

Wenlock Olympian Society

(providing access to sport and the arts since 1850)

In collaboration with Much Wenlock and District U3A

‘Writers on the Edge’

Flash Fiction Competition

  • Prizes: £150, £50 and £25 plus a Gold, Silver or Bronze Wenlock Olympian Society (WOS) medal
  • Deadline for entries: 31 October 2020
  • Length of story: max 1,000 words
  • We are looking for flair and creativity on any one of the following themes:
    • Five Rings
    • Winning
    • Gold is Only a Colour
  • All genres of stories are welcome (excluding Children’s and Young Adult Fiction)
  • Entry Fee: £5 (£8 for 2 entries,  £12 for three entries)

Sharon Bolton, Sunday Times best-selling author, will judge and identify the medal winners

Winning stories will be published on the WOS website

First prize to be read at a WOS social evening in March 2021

The competition is UK based but International entries are welcome.


To enter, please go to: Wenlock Olympian Society



Here’s how the Treasure Hunt is going to work, sign on to our social media channels at 12 noon on Friday 24 April 2020 we will ask you to find four words from websites of local Norwich businesses and to put them in a sentence the first 3 people to do this will win one a goodie bag.

It couldn’t be much simpler right – can’t wait to see how you do

Bye Till Friday – remember you have to be in it to win it!

The Garage in Norwich is going coconuts over its latest co-production with All-In Productions with the chance to win a family ticket.

My First Play: After The Storm, A Retelling of The Tempest is set on a desert island. The Chapel Field North venue has hidden 10 cartoon coconuts around the city for its shipwrecked audiences to find.

The performing arts hub will be posting handy hints on its Instagram account over the next few days. Find six of the 10 to be in with a chance of winning a family ticket to our summer show My First Circus: Lessons of The Jungle Book.

The competition runs from Friday 6 March to Friday 20 March.

When you find six coconuts, take a picture of each. Using the hashtags #letsgococonuts or #myfirstplay post the photos on Instagram and be sure to tag @thegaragenorwich.

Following the success of My First Play: A Midsummer Night’s Nap, The Garage is setting sail on another Shakespearean journey. The crew of a sunken ship find themselves on a magical desert island. Also stranded there is the wizard Prospero and his daughter Ariel. Can the magical creature Ariel help get everybody home? 

A new interactive, musical play for ages up to seven and their families, it shows the importance of working together. It runs Wednesday 25 March to Thursday 9 April, with performances at 10.15AM, 1.15PM and 3.15PM most days. There are also BSL interpreted, audio-described and relaxed performances.

It lasts 50-60 minutes depending on how much everyone plays. Tickets are £12.50 adult/£7.50 child, under ones go free.

Visit http://www.thegarage.org.uk for more details or to book.

Buy your tickets to My First Circus: Lessons of The Jungle Book and My First Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears and get your tickets for My First Play: After The Storm, A Retelling of The Tempest for free. See website for terms and conditions.