2021 creative writing competition
Following the success of our map competition, Totnes Heritage Trust has entered into an exciting partnership with The East Gate Bookshop to run a short story competition for adults and children, once again based on the Totnes Map in St Mary’s Church.
Categories will be by age: 18+, 12-17 years, and 11 and under. Winners and runners-up in each category will receive book vouchers, which will be presented by Nicholas Evans, author of The Horse Whisperer, at an awards ceremony during a special evening opening at the bookshop in the autumn.
Take a look at the wonderful map, on this website or on the church floor, read its story, written by trustee Georgina Allen, and be inspired in readiness for turning your creative energies into writing a short story with your very own vision of Totnes – past, present, future or fantasy.
Click here to download the guidelines and here to download an entry form to print off. Or, if you’d prefer, you can pick up hard copies of both at The East Gate Bookshop, 62 Fore Street, where you can also submit your entries. You can also submit your entry online here, or by emailing it to .
The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 20, 2021.
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Entry to the competition is free but donations, however small, will be most gratefully received either by cheque (payable to St Mary's Totnes Heritage Trust) or online at www.stmarystotnes.org.